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Two ordinary denarii of Faustina II, OR NOT?


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Here are two new Faustina II denarii in my collection. 

Quite ordinary, or not after all 🙂

Let's make a little game out of it.

Can you see what makes these denarii unusual? 

 

 

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Faustina II

AR-Denar, Rome

Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right

Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand

Ag, 19mm, 3.50g

 

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Faustina Minor

AR-Denarius

Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right, with band of pearls

Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left

 

 

 

 

 

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I am very interested to see what's the mystery here (and I'm sure it is 😄 )

For the first one I can't see any difference to RIC 500b Pius. Still searching but scratching my head.

The second - Is it a rare variation of RIC III Marcus Aurelius 688  without peacock?

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Obverse legend written continuously without break?!

But this isn't extremely uncommon as far as I know.

Other than that - I probably need new glasses as I can't spot anything out of the ordinary (except the nice condition of course)

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58 minutes ago, ambr0zie said:

Obverse legend written continuously without break?!

No that is not it

 

46 minutes ago, Restitutor said:

Faustina II looks more like Faustina I,

If you mean the hairstyle then you are right. It's not exactly a Faustina I hairstyle, but a rare Beckmann type 3 hairstyle. 

For comaprision: This is the regular RIC 500b

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Faustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTO-NINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 20mm, 2.89g
Ref.: RIC III 500b6, RSC 44, CRE 163 [S]

 

 

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3 minutes ago, shanxi said:

No that is not it

 

If you mean the hairstyle then you are right. It's not exactly a Faustina I hairstyle, but a rare Beckmann type 3 hairstyle. 

For comaprision: This is the regaular 500b

Faustina_II_69.jpg.b0eff78559e26acc4236db58ba427c88.jpg

 

Faustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTO-NINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 20mm, 2.89g
Ref.: RIC III 500b6, RSC 44, CRE 163 [S]

 

 

Omg I can't believe my guess was right!

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