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    Ancient Roman Æ Sestertius empress Faustina II

    Ancient Roman Æ Sestertius empress Faustina II

    $480 (approx conversion from £350)

    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: 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.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Sestertius

    MATERIAL: Bronze

    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.

    Code
    11863
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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