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Faustina I Senior Denarius

Faustina I Senior Denarius, wife and empress of Antoninus Pius (Emperor AD 138-161), but Faustina died in AD 141, struck at Rome AD 148-161, RIC 362, RSC 104, 3.36 gms, Obverse:  draped and pearl-diademed bust of Faustina I facing right, DIVA FAVSTINA, Reverse:  Ceres standing facing, her head turned left, holding a long torch in her right hand, her left hand at her side, and with her left arm holding a drapery of her robe from her elbow, AVGVSTA, a beautiful with a capital B coin that is well struck and centered, lustrous with very (very) light toning with areas of very light irridescent green highlights that are very lovely, a superb portrait of the empress, a detailed and sharp Ceres on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, graded Superb Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, a real gem in my opinion, Asking price:  $495 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Faustina I (the Elder) Denarius

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Faustina I (the Elder) Denarius

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