A ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA THE YOUNGER

A ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA THE YOUNGER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1226701

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Issued under the reign of Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.)

Rome Mint, c. 147-161 A.D.

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina the Younger facing right, her hair waived and coiled with a string of pearls. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL.

Reverse: Venus standing facing left, holding an apple in her right hand and a dolphin-entwined rudder in her left. VENUS.

In very fine condition.

Diameter: 17 mm; Weight: 3.2 g

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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

References: RIC III, 517c

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Faustina the Younger (125/30-175 A.D.) was the daughter of Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.) and Faustina the Elder. She was also empress while married to her maternal cousin, Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.). Coinage with her image was issued under both the reign of her father and her husband.