Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Snorlax93, Jun 21, 2021.
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@Roman Collector is the resident expert
Patera , Cornucopia reverse maybe Fortuna?
Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman Æ as or dupondius, 12.05 g, 25.3 mm, 12 h.
Rome, AD 156-158.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Venus Victrix standing facing, head left, holding Victory on extended right hand and resting left hand on shield, set on helmet.
Refs: RIC 1389a; BMCRE 2202; Cohen 17; Strack 1333; Sear 4721.
Maybe something like this type?
RIC 1047 with Concordia reverse
@Shea19...I'm still not convinced......
Could well be a Fortuna reverse aswell?
The shape at the back of the head....
I think I can just see the remnants of the laureate at 12 o'clock?
Also the flick of hair above the forehead?
But I do see 'likes' have been posted by people with more experience than me so I'll bow to their better judgement.....Paul
@Spaniard , I agree that it could be Hadrian as well. To me, the portrait looks more like Sabina with long hair, but it could just be a laureate bust of Hadrian with some encrustations...really tough to tell with this much wear.
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