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147-175 Faustina Jr NGC XF* Roman Empire Denarius Fecunditas 5/5 5/5 Pedigree (18090823CZ)

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  • Roman Empire denarius, 3.69 grams (heavy flan) RIC 677, RSC 99c.
  • High quality silver denarius of Empress Faustina II, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • NGC Certified  to XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. 
  • The Star designation indicates that the coin has exceptional eye appeal, usually derived from some impressive aspect(s) of the strike, surface or style.
  • Pedigree: Ex CNA (later became CNG) Sale VI, lot 473 (March 1, 1989) with original ticket providing description.
  • Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of empress.
  • Reverse: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding child.
  • Fecunditas (Latin: "fecundity, fertility") was the goddess of fertility. She was portrayed as a matron, sometimes holding a cornucopia or a hasta pura, with children in her arms or standing next to her. Nero dedicated a temple at Rome to Fecunditas, on occasion of his daughter's birth in 63 AD.