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161 NGC Ch AU Faustina Jr Roman Empire Denarius Marcus Aurelius Vesta (21092102C)

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  • Choice Almost Uncirculated Empress Faustina Junior Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.20g, RIC 737, RSC 286.
  • Minted during her lifetime, 161 to 175 CE during the reign of her husband Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Superb portrait of this Queen, mother to Emperor Commodus & Empress Lucilla.
  • NGC Certified to Ch AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5.
  • Toned with underlying luster, beautiful in hand.
  • Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of empress with elaborate hairstyle.
  • Reverse: VESTA, Vesta veiled seated left holding palladium and scepter.
  • Vesta is the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion.