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148 NGC F Faustina Jr Egypt Alexandria Drachm Temple Isis Harpokrates Roman Rare (23112301C)

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  • Dated Fine Alexandria Roman Egypt large module AE drachm coin, approx 34mm, 26.5g.
  • NGC Certified to F (Fine).
  • Struck for Empress Faustina Jr, during the reign of her father Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Minted in Pius' 12th Alexandrian year (written out, DODEKATOV) = 148/149 CE.
  • Emmett: 1988/12, rated as R3. 
  • Obverse: Empress Faustina Jr draped bust facing right. 
  • Reverse: Distyle Egyptian portico with papyrus columns, lotus flower capitals and rounded pediment in which disk with uraei, within Isis seated holding right hand to breast nursing infant Harpokrates on throne, in front upright palm leaf, DODEKATOV, L in ex. (date).
  • Isis is the ancient Egyptian goddess of magic, fertility and motherhood, and death, healing and rebirth.
  • An appropriate type for this Empress who bore many children, including future Emperor Commodus.