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Faustina II (The Younger) Denarius

Faustina II Denarius, wife of Marcus Aurelius (Emperor AD 161-180), minted at Rome AD 161-175, RIC 695, RSC 140, 18 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  diademed bust of Faustina II facing right, her hair gathered in a bun at the top of her neck, wearing a single circlet of pearls, FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Reverse:  Juno standing half-left, holding a patera in her right hand and a long scepter in her left arm, a peacock at her feet, IVNONI REGINAE, a very lustrous coin with just the barest touch of attractive toning, an excellent and very (!) bold and sharp portrait of the empress, detailed Juno on the reverse and full and clear legends on both sides, the EG in REGINAE slightly off the flan on the reverse, a lovely coin with an especially fetching portrait, and an exceptional example of this issue of Faustina’s, Asking price:  $365 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Faustina II (Junior) Denarius

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Faustina Junior Sestertius

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