Denarius of Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)

FAUSTINASR(AR)NGC
Click to Enlarge Image

More Views

  • FAUSTINASR(AR)NGC
  • FAUSTINASR(AR)NGC
  • Denarius of  Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)
  • Denarius of  Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)
  • Denarius of  Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)
  • Denarius of  Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)
Denarius of Faustina Sr. (AD138-140) NGC(F)

Availability: In stock

  • Order Code: FAUSTINASR(AR)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (F) Fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 43.6 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
Description

Details

Faustina the Elder was of noble blood; Trajan was her great-great-great uncle. Her marriage to Antoninus Pius helped legitimize his claim to the throne—one of many examples of Rome’s matrilineal lines of succession. Their marriage was a happy one, especially by standards of royal families. When she died in 140 at the age of 40, the devastated Emperor ordered her deified; hence the inscription DIVA FAVSTINA on the coins made in her honor (diva means divine).