Faustina Junior, AD 147-175/6, AR Denarius (17mm, 2.94 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 – 2/5, Rome, AD 147-175.
Obverse: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA; draped bust of Faustina Junior right, seen from front, hair brushed in waves and tucked in small chignon at base of head.
Reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT; pulvinar facing with Commodus and Antoninus, as young children, seated facing each other.
RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 711.
If you would like to learn more about the importance of the denarius in Ancient Rome, we recommend reading our blog post: “Denarius: How Rome’s Coins Kept An Empire Stable.”
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