Faustina I the Elder, 138-141 AD, AE As, Altar, Posthumous Issue, struck c. 141-146 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Faustina I the Elder, struck under Antoninus Pius
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AE As. Inferred from the weight: refer weights table on p. XV of BMCRE IV
Composition:
Copper alloy
Date:
circa 141-146 AD. See note below on dating.
Obverse:
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
Reverse:
PIET AVG, Rectangular altar, with door in front; S C in exergue
Size:
27.50mm, 10.5g, 6h
Grade:
aVF, narrow flan, toned, pitting
Provenance:
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
References:
RIC III [Pius] 1191Ab; BMCRE IV [Pius] 1464 var. (bust type, obverse legend spacing); Cohen II 259 (bust type)

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