This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of the Divine Faustina, deified wife of emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome in 141 AD
Obverse: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, "The divine and venerable Faustina [the Elder]" Bust of Faustina I, veiled, draped, right with hair elaborately waved and coiled on top.
Reverse: AETERNITAS, "Eternity" Providentia, draped, standing left, holding globe in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left.
A nice example with a good portrait and toned silver VF for the issue.
DATE: 138 - 140 AD (this coin was issued in her memory in 141 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.41 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III# 350Ab_denarius, OCRE# ric.3.ant.350Ab_denarius
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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