https://www.cointalk.com/threads/tw...s-are-shown-on-her-coins.362265/#post-4589038 For this coin, there's apparently no mystery: Faustina II [Junior] (wife of Marcus Aurelius & daughter of Antoninus Pius), AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 161 AD. Obv. Draped bust right, hair in chignon behind, wearing stephane, FAVSTINA AVGVSTA / Rev. Two infant boys seated on draped throne (pulvinar), right arms raised towards each other, right hands clasped together [compass dot between the boys], SAECVLI FELICIT. RIC III [Marcus Aurelius] 712, RSC II 191 [variety without stars above boys’ heads], Sear RCV II 5260 (ill.). 17.5 mm., 3.39 g., 12h. [The two infant boys are Faustina’s and Marcus's twin sons b. 31 Aug 161 AD: Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus (the older twin, d. 165 AD) and Commodus.] The reason we know that Antoninus was the older twin is that he was the one named after his maternal grandfather Antoninus Pius, who had died earlier that year. One wonders how things would have been different had he lived to adulthood, and Commodus had never ascended to the throne. Am I correct that the circular raised dot in the center is simply a compass dot, rather than some sort of ball the children are playing with -- which was my first thought on seeing the coin? I know that there are other coins showing Faustina II with various of her children, and you're welcome to post them here if you want to, but are there other empresses (besides Fausta) depicted on coins with their young children?