- Extremely Fine Empress Faustina Jr Roman Empire AE As coin.
- Issued during her lifetime as Empress under her father Emperor Antoninus Pius and Emperor Marcus Aurelius from 156 to 175 CE.
- Approx. 26mm, 10.49g, RIC 1671.
- 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.
- An attractive youthful portrait of the Empress.
- Coin has dark brown patina, images taken with bright illumination to show the details. Coin should be viewed in that environment.
- Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped, diademed bust right with waved hair.
- Reverse: SALVTI AVGVSTAE SC, Salus seated left feeding snake twined around altar.
- Salus was the goddess of safety and welfare. Her temple on the Quirinal at Rome, dedicated in 302 BC, was the scene of an annual sacrifice on August 5.
Certified by NGC to XF, Smoothing.
Pedigree: Ex. Thomas Walker (1980s) with his ticket.