Ancient Roman silver denarius of the Divine Faustina / Eternity

Ancient Roman silver denarius of the Divine Faustina / Eternity

Code: 12174

£175.00 Approx $195.09, €199.09
 

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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

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.