Extremely Fine Roman Empire AE As coin minted for Empress Faustina Jr during her lifetime.
27mm, 13.73g, RIC 1652, issued 156 to 175 CE.
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.
Superb portrait of the Empress.
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with waived hair.
Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE SC, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter, at feet a peacock.
Juno is known for her various roles as a goddess protecting the Roman people, and she was a part of the integral triad on Capitoline Hill along with Jupiter and Minerva, Juno is most famous for her role as the goddess of marriage and childbirth.