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175 Faustina Jr Roman Empire AE As Juno & Peacock XF Ancient Copper Coin (20112501R)

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  • 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.
  • Guaranteed genuine and as described.