Skip to content
- Very Fine Roman Empire AE As coin minted for Empress Faustina Jr during her lifetime.
- 28mm, 13.90g, RIC 1671, 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.
Detailed portrait of the Empress with diadem.
- Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with waived hair wearing diadem.
- 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.
- Guaranteed genuine and as described.