This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Faustina II, minted in Rome between 161 - 175 AD
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, "Empress Faustina" Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at the back of the head.
Reverse: IVNO, "Juno" Juno, veiled, standing left, holding out a patera; at her feet, a peacock.
A nice example with a great portrait.
DATE: 161 - 175 AD (this coin minted between 161- 175 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.52 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 688, RSC 120, BMC 104 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5255
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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