Denarius of Empress Faustina the Younger - 161 AD. A sharply stuck and deeply toned denarius, minted in honour of Empress Faustina The Younger, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Issued at the Rome mint, circa 161 - 175 AD. The obverse with the draped bust of the Empress, her hair tied into a neat bun and bound with pearls, a single lock of hair falling onto her neck. The legend reading: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA "Faustina Augusta" The reverse with the goddess Juno, protector of women. The deity is shown in long flowing drapery, holding a patera in her extended right hand and resting on a tall sceptre with her left, a peacock standing beside her. The legend reading: IVNONI REGINAE "Queen Juno" A particularly appealing example.
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