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145 NGC AU Faustina Jr Roman Empire Denarius Venus Dolphin (19033103C)

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  • Roman Empire Faustina Jr denarius, 3.38g RIC A517c (rated as Scarce).
  • Beautiful youthful portrait of this Queen: daughter, wife and mother to Roman Emperors. 
  • Empress Faustina Jr, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, issued during the reign of her father Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Issued 145-161 CE from the period of her marriage to Marcus Aurelius until the death of her father Antoninus Pius.
  • NGC Certified  to AU,  Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
  • Obverse: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust of empress right with band of pearls around head.
  • Reverse: VENVS, Venus standing left holding apple and and rudder, around which a dolphin is twined.
  • In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility. She was the Roman version of the Greek Aphrodite and Etruscan Turan. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor.