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A Posthumous Issue of Faustina the Younger


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I was the lucky winner of this posthumous issue of Faustina II at the most recent InAsta auction. I think I paid more in buyer's commission, currency exchange and transfer fees and postage than for the coin itself, but it was still a bargain, I think. Not exactly FDC, but you take what you can get! It arrived in the mail just today all the way from San Marino.

 

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Faustina II, AD 147-175.

Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.85 g, 27.1 mm, 12 h.

Rome, early AD 176-180.

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.

Rev: AETERNITAS S C, Aeternitas seated left, holding phoenix on glob and scepter.

Refs: RIC 1696; BMCRE 1566; Cohen 8; RCV 5223; MIR 52-6/10.

 

It's very much a "like mother, like daughter" coin. Here's her mom.

 

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Very nice....

Here's my mom...

 Faustina Senior. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 21.19 g.)
Rome mint, struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161.
Obv. DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust right.
Rev. AETERNITAS S-C seated left, holding scepter and globe surmounted by phoenix....RICIII #1103 (Antoninus Pius)
Reddish-brown patina

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Same RIC ref but with the SC across the fields...Not so commonly seen.

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