Currently, I am trying to photograph and properly attribute some low grade coins I bought years ago when I started collecting ancients – mostly unspectacular LRBs that will have to go. This one, though, caught my attention. It is a Faustina II as with a Vesta reverse in admittedly low grade. Yet, what is special about it is that this reverse usually doesn't come with a veiled bust – I of course hadn't recognized this when writing my first tag. Faustina I (postumous), Roman Empire, As or Dupondius, 141 AD, Rome mint. Obv: DIVA FAVS[TINA], bust of Faustina, veiled, r. Rev: [A]VGUST[A], Vesta standing l., holding palladium and torch or sceptre; in fields flanking, SC. 27mm, 9.05g. RIC III Antoninus Pius 1178 or 1179 var (no veiled bust!). Depending of whether we interpret the object in Vesta's left hand as a torch or a sceptre, it is either RIC III 1178 or 1179. None of them is listed as having a veiled bust (which would be (b), (c), or (d)), in RIC: What do you think? Should I consider this an unpublished variant or a mule? RIC records veiled busts with a DIVA FAVSTINA legend for some contemporary asses, among them 1168, 1169, 1171, and 1173. Please feel free to post all strange variants you have in your collections!