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138 NGC XF Faustina Sr Roman Empire Denarius Thone Peacock Scarce Lifetime Type (21012104C)

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  • Empress Faustina Senior Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.65g (heavy flan), RIC 339A (rated as Scarce), RSC 219.  
  • Very scarce "lifetime" issue, struck between 138 to 140/1 CE, authorized by her husband Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Reverse features the pulvinar of Juno (throne) & peacock with tail spread out.
  • Certified by NGC to XF. 
  • Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with hair waved and coiled.
  • Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Throne against which rests scepter, below, peacock with tail spread out. An appropriate type for this Empress!
  • Juno was the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire. Juno was called Regina ("Queen") and was a member of the Capitoline Triad (Juno Capitolina), centered on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, and also including Jupiter, and Minerva, goddess of wisdom. Juno is most famous for her role as the goddess of marriage and childbirth.