Ancient Roman Sestertius empress Faustina II / Diana bringer of light

Ancient Roman Sestertius empress Faustina II / Diana bringer of light

Code: 11921

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34
 

This is an ancient Roman Æ (orichalcum) sestertius of empress Faustina II, minted in Rome between 161 - 175 AD 

Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, "Faustina Empress" Bust of Faustina II, draped

Reverse: DIANA LVCIF / S-C  "Diana, the bringer of light." Diana, draped, standing left, holding a torch in both hands.

A wonderful example with a good portrait and nice patina from an old collection.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: Bronze

DATE: 161 - 175 AD

SIZE: 32.31mm diameter

WEIGHT: 23.91 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC III, 1628, Cohen 87. 

PROVENANCE: From a private collection in Württemberg, acquired from Weineck in 1959