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    Diva Faustina Senior (died AD 140/1). AR denarius (3.14 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 4/5. Rome, AD 140/1.  Draped, veiled bust of Faustina right, hair coiled atop head / AETERNITAS, star with central point and eight rays. RIC 355 (Rare). BMCRE 293. RSC 63. Very rare!  Toned, a few reverse deposits, otherwise a handsome piece struck from dies of great style.
    From the Paul Balla Denarius Collection.

    This rare type, apparently struck soon after Faustina's death and deification, depicts a new star (nova) that is said to have appeared in the heavens to mark the occasion. 


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