Faustina II, Diva, Died 175 AD, Rome, Sestertius

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Faustina II, Diva, Died 175 AD, Rome, Sestertius, 25.43g. BM-1569, pl. 86.8 (rev. only, same die); C-11 (40 Fr.); RIC-1698 (R2). Obv: DIVA FAV – STINA PIA Bust draped, veiled r. Rx: AETERNITAS around, S C in exergue, Statue of seated Diva Faustina in shrine drawn l. on car by two elephants, each with mahout on back.

One of the rare reverse types on sestertii of Diva Faustina II: only five specimens in CoinArchives Pro, three from the same reverse die as ours and the BM’s the other two from a second reverse die.

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Faustina II, Diva, Died 175 AD, Rome, Sestertius, 25.43g. BM-1569, pl. 86.8 (rev. only, same die); C-11 (40 Fr.); RIC-1698 (R2). Obv: DIVA FAV – STINA PIA Bust draped, veiled r. Rx: AETERNITAS around, S C in exergue, Statue of seated Diva Faustina in shrine drawn l. on car by two elephants, each with mahout on back.

One of the rare reverse types on sestertii of Diva Faustina II: only five specimens in CoinArchives Pro, three from the same reverse die as ours and the BM’s the other two from a second reverse die.

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