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Faustina Senior, Sestertius, Commemorative Issue

Faustina was the beloved wife of Antoninus Pius whom, after her death in 141 AD, struck a long series of issues to commemorate her.

Æ 33mm/27.7gm, struck after 141 AD, Rome Mint

Con/ Very Fine; lush, glossy and unblemished dark green patina

Obv/ DIVA FAVSTINA; draped bust r., with hair done in elegant waves

Rev/ AETERNITAS SC; Aeternitas seated left, holding phoenix on globe and scepter

Ref/ RIC Vol III 1103 a

Seller's Note/ The photo in no way represents the beauty and quality of this coin. In hand it is truly stunning. In a well-advertised auction it would sell for more than twice our listed price.

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