Faustina II (augusta 161-175 AD) - AR Denarius (Venus), Rome mint ca. 161-175 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA,
draped bust of Faustina Junior right, seen from front, hair brushed back in straight lines overlayed with three in parallel waves, all bound in chignon at base of head.
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX,
Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting hand on shield decorated with the Dioscuri.
Reference: RIC 734 var.; RSC 280a (?)
UNC and Rare coin (RIC describes a helmet beneath the shield)!
Provenience: ex private collection
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- Roman Empire
- Nominal Value
- Faustina II (Augusta 161-175 AD), AR Denarius (Venus)
- Year/Period and Variation
- - 18.5mm; 3.33g / RIC 734 var.
- Precious metals
- UNC (Uncirculated)