Ancient Roman silver denarius of the Divine Faustina / the venerable

Ancient Roman silver denarius of the Divine Faustina / the venerable

Code: 11896

£85.00 Approx $116.92, €99.53
 

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: AVGV-STA"the venerable" Ceres or Aeternitas standing left, raising hand & holding a torch

A nice example with a good portrait and toned VF

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 138 - 140 AD (this coin issued in her memory between 141- 161 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.15 grams

ATTRIBUTION: (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 4583, RIC 361, RSC 101a, BMC 417

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.