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A new coin for me, my first Faustina. For less than 40Euros including postage I couldn´t resist. I am sure someone can tell me hairstyle type.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Orichalcum Dupondius
Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa AD 170-175/6.
Obv. FAUSTINA AUGUSTA. Draped bust right. Hair curls down cheek, hair in low chignon fastened with band of pearls.
Rev. JUNO standing left, holding patera and scepter; at feet to left, peacock standing left, head right. SC across fields.
 (25mm, 11.53 g.) RIC III 1647 (Aurelius)

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Yes, that's a very nice coin for the price!

I picked up this sestertius as part of a group lot from an eBay seller based in France a few years ago.  It does have rough surfaces and just enough detail on the reverse to attribute it to Juno.

Faustina II, sestertius, Rome, 161-176 AD.

RIC 1685  

20.6 grams

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Faustina II must be the most popular Roman, judging by the likes I get for posting my only coin of her compared to everything else.

Faustina II Denarius, 145-161
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Rome. Silver, 18mm, 2.68g. Bust of Faustina the Younger, band of pearls round head, hair waived and coiled on back of head, draped, right; FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL. Venus, draped, standing left, holding apple in right hand and rudder set on dove, in left; VENVS (RIC III, Antoninus Pius 515A (denarius)). Found Rossington, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Portable Antiquities Scheme: SWYOR-D8E6A8.

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7 hours ago, expat said:

A new coin for me, my first Faustina. For less than 40Euros including postage I couldn´t resist. I am sure someone can tell me hairstyle type.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Orichalcum Dupondius
Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa AD 170-175/6.
Obv. FAUSTINA AUGUSTA. Draped bust right. Hair curls down cheek, hair in low chignon fastened with band of pearls.
Rev. JUNO standing left, holding patera and scepter; at feet to left, peacock standing left, head right. SC across fields.
 (25mm, 11.53 g.) RIC III 1647 (Aurelius)

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Post your Faustina or Juno´s

 

That's a lovely dupondius! About a year and a half ago, I wrote an installment of Faustina Friday about this issue. I too have a medium bronze of this issue. It is most commonly encountered featuring the Beckmann Type 7 bust, which is what yours and mine are.  Mine has been weakly struck on the obverse and the details of the empress's hair do not fill the die completely.

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Faustina Jr, 147-175 CE.
Roman Æ as or dupondius, 12.76 g, 24.7 mm, 6 h.
Rome, 166-170 CE.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II, right, Beckmann type 7 hairstyle, double strand of pearls in hair.
Rev: IVNO, Juno, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and scepter in left hand; at left, peacock.
Refs: RIC 1647; BMCRE 983-84; Cohen 123; RCV 5297.

 

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14 hours ago, expat said:

Post your Faustina or Juno´s

Ok! 🙂

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Faustina Jr. (lived 130-176 AD), Denarius, probably struck between 148-152 AD. I like this coin because it shows Faustina II at a very young age. 
Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL. Draped bust right.
Rev: VENVS. Venus standing left, holding apple and dolphin-entwined rudder.
Faustina has no hair accessories around head, so this here should be RIC 517a (otherwise it would be 517b oder 517c).



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Faustina Jr., Denarius, struck 161 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Bare-headed, draped bust right. 
Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT. Infants (Commodus and Antoninus) seated on ornamented and draped throne vis-à-vis, each raising hand over globe between.

The last coin was attributed by the vendor as RIC II 712 var., MIR 18 27-4a var., BMCRE 139 var., RSC 191 var. I must admit that I don't understand why it isn't just RIC 711

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