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    Faustina Jr. (Augusta, AD 147-175/6). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 24.81 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 5/5. Rome, AD 161-175. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina right, hair pulled back in parallel waves and gathered into chignon at base of neck /  TEMPOR FELIC S - C, Faustina standing left, holding two infants, between four girls at her feet. RIC (Aurelius) 1673. BMC (Aurelius) 949. Cohen 222. A breathtaking coin, deeply struck on a huge flan, with an arresting portrait and reverse imagery of this fecund imperial matron, all enhanced by a beautiful enamel-like green-brown patina. 

    Ex Gorny & Mosch 228, (9 March 2015), lot 633.


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