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156 175 NGC AU FAUSTINA Jr Roman Empire Denarius Fecunditas & Child Fertility 5/5 5/5 (21082602C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Empress Faustina Jr. Roman Empire silver denarius coin.  
  • 3.35g RIC M677, RSC 99a, issued between 156 to 175 CE.
  • Empress Faustina II was the wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Superb high relief portrait.
  • NGC Certified  to AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 (very rare with maximum sub-grades).
  • Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
  • Reverse: FECVNTIDAS, Fecunditas standing front, head right, holding child (unidentified child of Faustina) and scepter.
  • Fecunditas (Latin: "fecundity, fertility") was the goddess of fertility. She was portrayed as a matron, sometimes holding a cornucopia, with children in her arms or standing next to her. An appropriate reverse for Faustina as she gave birth to 13 children.