A POSTHUMOUS ROMAN DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA I
Please refer to our stock # C.S.278-9 when inquiring.
Rome Mint; c. 141-161 CE
Obverse: Bust of Faustina I draped racing right. DIVA FAVSTINA.
Reverse: Peacock walking right, head left. CONSECRATIO.
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, 384
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.
Consecratio, is a concept similar to the English consecration in which something is made sacred. In Roman religion it refers to the ritual act that created a aedes, or temple, that housed a cult image or altar of a deity.