FAUSTINA the Elder
Wife of Antoninus Pius. AD 138-140

AR Denarius. 3.24g, 18.7mm

MINTED: Rome mint, AD 141
REF: RIC III Antoninus Pius 344; RSC 26; Sear 4568
OBVERSE: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top.

REVERSE: AETERNITAS, Juno (or Faustina), veiled, draped, standing left, head left, extending right hand and holding nearly vertical sceptre in left.


Very Fine. Toned. Small, insignifcant edge split.


Historical Notes:
Faustina died a mere two years into the reign of her husband, Antoninus Pius. The emperor grieved deeply for his wife and had her deified, also setting up a charity for orphan girls in her name called the Puellae Faustinianae ("Girls of Faustina"). Coins commemorating Diva Faustina continued to be struck throughout the reign of Pius.

FAUSTINA I . AD 138-140 . AR Denarius . Wife of Antoninus Pius

SKU: 588

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