This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of the Divine Faustina, deified wife of emperor Antoninus Pius, minted in Rome between 141 - 161 AD
Obverse: DIVA FAV-STINA, "The divine Faustina [the Elder]" Draped bust right.
Reverse: AETERNITAS, "Eternity" Fortuna standing left holding globe & rudder.
A fine example VF+ with a good portrait and toned silver.
DATE: 138 - 140 AD (this coin issued in her memory between 141- 161 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.34 grams
ATTRIBUTION: (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 4577, RIC 348, RSC 6, BMC 360
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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