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

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  • Faustina Senior Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.65g (heavy flan), RIC 339A (rated as Scarce), RSC 219.  
  • Very scarce "lifetime" issue, 138-140/1 AD, issued 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 is known for her various roles as a goddess protecting the Roman people, and she was a part of the integral triad on Capitoline Hill along with Jupiter and Minerva, Juno is most famous for her role as the goddess of marriage and childbirth.