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175 NGC Ch XF Faustina Jr Roman Empire AE As Moon & Seven Stars (19042802C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Roman Empire AE As coin minted for Empress Faustina Jr.
  • 25mm, 9.93g, RIC 1714 (rated as Scarce), issued 175 to 180 CE.
  • Faustina Jr was consecrated by Emperor Marcus Aurelius (her husband) after her death 175 CE.  She died during a military campaign in the East in company with the Emperor. 
  • Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right with waved hair.
  • Reverse: SC, Crescent moon with seven stars.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, Strike: 5/5, Surface 3/5.
  • The Crescent and Stars reverse has been interpreted to depict the Moon in conjunction with the Pleiades. The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, are an open star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.