FAUSTINA the Elder
AE Dupondius. 14.92g, 27.6mm
MINTED: Rome mint, circa AD 141-160
REF: RIC III 1190
OBVERSE: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waved and coiled in bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in a round coil on top.
REVERSE: IVNO, Juno, diademed, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and long sceptre, vertical, in left hand; S-C in field.
Very Fine. Lovely jade green patina, broken in a small area on reverse edge.
Faustina I was a niece of Sabina, wife of Emperor Hadrian. She was made empress when her husband, Antoninus Pius, ascended to the throne in AD 138, but died a mere two years later. Grieving deeply for her, Pius had Faustina deified and struck an extensive series of coinage in her name throughout his reign.
FAUSTINA I . AD 138-140 . AE Dupondius . Juno, Queen of the Gods
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