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    Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Faustina II / Juno

    Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Faustina II / Juno

    $200 (approx conversion from £155)

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    About this item

    This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Faustina II, minted in Rome between 161 - 175 AD 

    Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, "Empress Faustina" Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at the back of the head.

    Reverse: IVNO, "Juno" Juno, veiled, standing left, holding out a patera; at her feet, a peacock.

    A nice example with a great portrait.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Denarius

    MATERIAL: Silver

    DATE: 161 - 175 AD (this coin minted between 161- 175 AD)

    SIZE: 18mm dia

    WEIGHT: 3.52 grams

    ATTRIBUTION: RIC 688, RSC 120, BMC 104 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5255

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Cologne, Germany.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12225 (AB-125622)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient

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