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Leo's Faustina the Younger video

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@Leo has already made a video of Faustina the Elder's coins. Now he has a new one about the coinage of Faustina the Younger.

Here are a few coins in my collection of the types that Leo discusses in the video.


Faustina II, 147-175 CE.
Roman AR denarius, 2.64 g, 17.4 mm, 7 h.
Rome, early 148-March 149 CE.
Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, bare-headed and draped bust, right (Beckmann Type 1 coiffure).
Rev: VENVS, Venus, standing left, holding apple and rudder, around which a dolphin is entwined.
Refs: RIC 517c; BMCRE 1067-73; RSC 266a; Strack 495; RCV 4708; CRE 233.


Faustina II, 147-175 CE.
Roman AR denarius, 3.22 g, 17.4 mm, 11 h.
Rome, c. 162-164 CE.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; double circlet of pearls around head (Beckmann type 7 hairstyle).
Rev: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet.
Refs: RIC 696; BMCRE 118-120.; RSC 139a; RCV 5256; MIR 19-4/10a,b; CRE 192.


Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman oricalchum sestertius, 22.36 gm, 33.7 mm, 12 h.
Rome, December AD 160.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right (Beckmann Type 5 hairstyle).
Rev: FECVND AVGVSTAE S C, (Faustina as) Fecunditas standing left, between two children (thought to represent Faustina III and Lucilla), holding two infants in her arms (thought to represent Fadilla and Cornificia).
Refs: RIC 1635; BMCRE 902-904; Cohen 96; Strack 1336; RCV 5273; MIR 10.
Note: Issued to
commemorate the birth of Marcus Aurelius' and Faustina II's daughter Annia Cornificia Faustina Minor, known simply as Cornificia.

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