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.