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Faustina Junior, Denarius, Twins reverse

Faustina II was the daughter of Antoninus Pius & Faustina Sr, wife of Marcus Aurelius and mother of Commodus.

AR Denarius; 18mm/2.6gm

Obv/ FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; draped bust right.

Rev/ SAECVLI FELICIT (Era of Prosperity); 2 children (twins Commodus and Antoninus) on canopied throne.

Con/ Bold strikes and centering on both sides, elegant portrait, and mint luster; small strike crack, otherwise, nearly Extremely Fine

Ref/ RIC 3 [Faustina II], 711

Seller's Note/ A sad story: Faustina II gave birth to at least 13 children to Marcus Aurelius, and two sets of twins among them all. Their only son who survived was Commodus.

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