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Ancient Roman Sestertius empress Faustina II / Diana bringer of light

£195.00 Approx $237.52, €220.84

Code: 11921

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: DIANA LVCIF / S-C  "Diana, the bringer of light." Diana, draped, standing left, holding a torch in both hands.

A wonderful example with a good portrait and nice patina from an old collection.




DATE: 161 - 175 AD

SIZE: 32.31mm diameter

WEIGHT: 23.91 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC III, 1628, Cohen 87. 

PROVENANCE: From a private collection in Württemberg, acquired from Weineck in 1959