Choice Almost Uncirculated Empress Faustina Junior Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
3.40g, RIC 722 (rated as Rare), RSC 228.
Minted during her lifetime, 161 to 175 CE during the reign of her husband Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
Mother to Emperor Commodus & Empress Lucilla.
NGC Certified to Ch AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, very Rare maximum sub-grades.
Toned with underlying luster, detailed presentation of Venus, beautiful in hand.
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of empress with hair waived.
Reverse: VENERI AVGVSTAE, Venus veiled seated left holding Victory and spear.
Venus is the Goddess of love, affection, victory and prosperity. She was seen as the mother of Romans and Cupid was her son. Venus was a major Goddess of Rome and an integral part of religious life. Julius Caesar claimed to be connected to her direct lineage.