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    Ancient Roman Sestertius empress Faustina II / Diana bringer of light

    Ancient Roman Sestertius empress Faustina II / Diana bringer of light

    Item details

    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.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Sestertius

    MATERIAL: Bronze

    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 

    Code
    11921
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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