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161 NGC VF Faustina Jr Roman Empire Denarius Baby Commodus on Throne (23121401C)

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  • Very Fine Empress Faustina Jr. Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Faustina Jr. was the wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Lifetime issue struck 161 CE at the Rome Mint.
  • Approx 17mm, RIC 711, RSC 190, Foss 9 (attributed to 161 CE). 
  • Commemorative issued to celebrate the birth of twin boys (future Emperor Commodus and Antoninus).
  • Certified by NGC to VF.
  • Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
  • Reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, draped pulvinar (throne) upon which the twins, Commodus and Antoninus as babies, are seated.
  • SAECVLI FELICIT translates to the age of good fortune, an appropriate type for Faustina the mother of 13 children.