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    Diva Faustina Senior (AD 138-140/1). AV aureus (19mm, 7.18 gm, 6h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Rome, AD 141-147. DIVA AVGVS-TA FAVSTINA, draped bust of Faustina Senior right, seen from front, hair bound with pearls and coiled atop head / PIE-TAS AVG, Pietas standing facing, head left, incense box in left hand, dropping incense from right hand into candelabrum to left. RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 395a. Calic├│ 1796. Lovely portrait with reddish toning around the devices.

    Pietas, the quality of religious devotion, is personified on Roman coinage as a goddess performing a ritual sacrifice over an altar, as seen here. Although a patriarchal society, Romans placed great emphasis on what might be termed "feminine virtues" and honored them on their coins, particularly those of Roman empresses.


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    January, 2019
    6th-7th Sunday-Monday
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