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Ancient Roman Æ Sestertius empress Faustina II

£350.00 Approx $439.7, €407.45

Code: 11863

This is an ancient Roman Æ (orichalcum) sestertius of empress Faustina II, minted in Rome between 161 - 175 AD 

Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, "Faustina Empress" Bust of Faustina II, draped

Reverse: MATRI MAGNAE / S C"To the great mother / Decree of the senate" Cybele, holding drum, seated right between two lions, SC in ex.

A wonderful example with a good portrait and nice patina.




DATE: 161 - 175 AD

SIZE: 30mm dia

WEIGHT: 21.95 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5281, RIC 1663, Cohen 169, BMC 932

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bremen. Germany.