A ROMAN DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA I WITH CERES
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Rome Mint; c. 141-161 CE
Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I facing right with string of pearls in hair. DIVA FAVSTINA.
Reverse: Ceres standing left, holding a long torch in right hand and holding skirt with left. AVGUSTA.
In extremely fine condition.
Diameter: 18mm; Weight: 3.1g
Worldwide Shipping, Olive wood box and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
RIC III, 362
Faustina I (also called Faustina The Elder) was the much loved wife of Antoninus Pius (Roman emperor from 138-161 CE) and the niece of emperor Hadrian. After her death in 141 CE Antoninus Pius issued a variety of coins in her name.
Ceres was the Roman version of the Greek goddess Demeter and took on many of the same aspects. She is the goddess of grain crops, agriculture and the hearth, making her extremely instrumental in the lives of the citizens.