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SOLD: Faustina I the Elder, 138-141 AD, AR Denarius, Throne, Posthumous Issue, struck c. 141-161 AD

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Origin: Rome
Authority: Faustina I the Elder, struck under Antoninus Pius
Denomination: AR Denarius
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 141-161 AD, Issue 3
Obverse: DIVA FAV-STINA, Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved and coiled, with bands across the head, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil on top
Reverse: AVGV-STA, Throne, draped and ornamented, on which is a wreath: against it rests transverse sceptre pointing up right
Size: 18.52mm, 3.29g, 6h
Grade: VF, well centred, nicely toned
Provenance: ex Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 2 (3 December 2017), Lot 648
References: BMCRE IV [Pius] 455-456; RIC III 377; Cohen II 131; RSC II 131; SRCV II 4590
General: Faustina I the elder was born circa 100 AD and died in 140 AD. She was the wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, one of the Five Good Emperors. This denarius was part of a third issue of coinage in her honour after her death and is likely to have been minted some time between the end of the second issue (141 AD) and the end of Antonius Pius's reign as Roman Emperor, most likely toward the end of that reign. A more precise dating is not currently known. The coinage bears the legend DIVA FAVSTINA, not DIVA AVGVSTA, as the title of Augusta had passed onto her daughter, Faustina II the Younger. This places the date of this coinage most likely to a date after Faustina II became Augusta, on the birth of her first child in December 147 AD.
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