A  POSTHUMOUS ROMAN DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA I

A POSTHUMOUS ROMAN DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA I


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1310831

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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

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Reference:

RIC III, 384

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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.