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I am in the hospital because I -- you guessed it -- had a heart attack. I had a heart cath and everything. ☹️

I will be away from my computer for three days or so, and Faustina Friday may be delayed. 

So, I'm going to post my latest Faustina, a sestertius with a left facing bust and Salus, the goddess of health. Because I need some health. 


Post coins with Asklepios, Salus, Apollo, or any healing gods and goddesses!

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Certainly hope you're feeling better soon! Take care.


Argolis, Epidauros
Circa 3rd century BCE
Æ 2.03g, 12mm, 7h
Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to right
E within laurel wreath, Π below
SNG Copenhagen 120



Hadrianotherae Mysia
Time of Hadrian (117 - 138 CE)
AE 18mm 5.1g
Obv: EIPA CVNKLHTOC; Draped bust of the Senate right
Rev: ADRIANOVThHPITWN; Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff; monogram to lower right
SNG von Aulock 1145-6



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I'm so sorry to read this, my good buddy. I'm very thankful that you are still with us and please follow those good doctors orders. 

Bringing the healing...



14-29 A.D. AE Dupondius (31 mm, 13.13 gms), Rome Mint.

RIC-Tiberius 47. Bareheaded

and draped bust of Julia Augusta (Livia) as Salus Augusta right; Reverse: Large

S.C, inscription around. Light brown with some granularity. Nearly VERY FINE.

Former: Savoca


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I wish you that all goes well and a quick and complete recovery. 


Hygiea will help,  hopefully:


Mysia, Pergamon
AE15, ca 133-27 BC
Obv.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔΟΥ, draped bust of Hygieia right
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ, snake coiled around omphalos
AE, 3.21g, 15mm
Ref.: SNG France 1938-1940; BMC 163; SNG Cop. 380

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Get well soon @Roman Collector Here is a Faustina I haven't posted.




And a wish for eternal good health.



Aeternitas or Providentia standing front, head l., with veil blown out behind, holding globe in r. hand and veil in l.


RIC III 351; RSC II 32

Possibly posted with a context that could  be misinterpreted but what the heck, it is a Faustina!


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All the best, @Roman Collector!

I hope that you will recover well. Take your time, don‘t rush it! AntPi and Salus for your health:


Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Rome, 148-149.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. 
Rev: COS IIII Salus standing left, feeding from patera held in right hand serpent entwined around altar to left, and holding rudder in left.
BMC 670. Cohen 281. RIC 181.

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I'm sorry to hear that @Roman Collector! At least it sounds like you are on the mend and trending in the right direction. All the best to you and I wish you a speedy recovery!

Here is a Faustina II in your honor. It may look familiar 😜


Faustina II 
157-161 AD
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Reverse: FECVND AVGVSTAE S-C, Fecunditas standing right, holding two infants in her arms, two girls at her feet

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I am so very sorry, @Roman Collector, but extremely grateful that things seem to be getting better.  And that your sense of humor appears to be unaffected!  I wish you the speediest and least complicated recovery possible, with the aid of:

First, Asklepios, as portrayed on this Severus Alexander AE22 from Mysia, Parion (I am not suggesting that you are a bovid yourself!)


And, of course, Salus:








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Sorry to hear about your health scare, but glad to know you're on the mend. Get well soon!

Titus Caesar sends Salus wishes your way.



Titus as Caesar [Vespasian]

AR Denarius, 3.48g
Rome mint, 73 AD
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std., l., with patera
RIC 529A (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection. Ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger, Auction 404, 2 November 2011, lot 2570

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