A ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA THE YOUNGER
Please refer to our stock # V.50 when inquiring.
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
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
References: RIC III, 517c
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.