Faustina I the Elder, struck under Antoninus Pius
AE As. Inferred from the weight: refer weights table on p. XV of BMCRE IV
circa 141-146 AD. See note below on dating.
DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, Bust of Faustina I, draped and veiled, right, hair elaborately waved and coiled, with bands across the head, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil on top of head: a band of pearls round hair in front
PIET AVG, Rectangular altar, with door in front; S C in exergue
27.50mm, 10.5g, 6h
aVF, narrow flan, toned, pitting
From the Steve P Collection, ex Dionysus Coins (eBay, November 2017); from the Ex David Wray Collection, ex CNG eAuction 389 (18 January 2017), Lot 671; ex Colosseum Coin Exchange