A POSTUMOUS DENARIUS OF FAUSTINA I
Please refer to our stock # C.S.278-1 when inquiring.
Rome Mint; c. 141-161 CE
Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I. DIVA FAVSTINA
Reverse: Throne with scepter resting on it, peacock in front. AETERNITAS.
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, 353
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. On this example the obverse inscription, Aeternitas, is the Roman personification of eternity.