Faustina II the Younger, 147-175 AD, AE As, Juno, struck c. 147-150 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Faustina II the Younger, struck under Antoninus Pius
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AE As
Composition:
Copper
Date:
circa 147-150 AD; issue 3
Obverse:
FAVSTINA AVG - PII AVG FIL, Bust of Faustina II, draped, right; the hair is elaborately dressed in horizontal lines, with ringlets down the front: it is coiled on back of head in chignon, fastened with pearls
Reverse:
I V - N O, Juno, draped, standing front, head left, holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left; S C left and right, low in field
Size:
28.36mm, 13.5g, 1h
Grade:
VF, attractive portrait, boldly struck, well centred, brown surfaces, patina remnants,
Rarity:
rare, only a few examples listed in online auction archives
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 407 (11 October 2017), Lot 571; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 298 (13 March 2013), Lot 282; from the Robert O. Ebert Collection, Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio Auction 174 (11 January 2013), Lot 5646 (part of)
References:
BMCRE IV [Pius] 2188; RIC III 1398 [Pius]; Cohen III 124; SRCV II 4726

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Faustina II 'the Younger' ('Annia Galeria Faustina Minor) was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Faustina I 'the Elder', and the wife of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Juno, was a Roman Goddess who protected the state and also the women of Rome. Often featured with a peacock (not on this coin).