Faustina Denarius - Sometimes Simpler is Better

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Brian Bucklan, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Just got in this interesting Faustina AR Denarius. I don't know why but the simplistic reverse makes for a very appealing coin.

    Faustina I AR Denarius
    Diva Faustina (Died 140/1 AD) : Struck under Antoninus Pius
    Rome Mint

    Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA; Veiled and draped bust right
    Rev: AETERNITAS; Eight-rayed star Diva Faustina Aeternitas Star.jpg

    Any other simpler design pieces that you find appealing?
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    That is a very attractive coin. Its simplicity and starkness lend it a certain elegance. Here are a few simple reverse I like very much.

    Domitian RIC 922.jpg

    Vesp 141 savoca.jpg
    Galba RIC 62 new.jpg
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's a lovely coin, @Brian Bucklan ! I have a rather extensive collection of Faustina I coins and that's one I still lack.

    Here's a similarly-themed issue for her deified daughter:

    Faustina Jr CONSECRATIO moon and stars denarius.jpg
  5. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    318 to 319 AD
    Mint: Thessalonica
    AE Follis
    Obvs: HELENA N F, bare head right, waved hair, mantled.
    Revs: Laurel wreath enclosing eight pointed star.
    17x18mm, 3.05g
    Ref: RIC VII.505.50, Vagi 2898

    Commemorating Constantinople
    5th/6th c. AD
    Mint: Constantinople
    AR Scripulum
    Obvs: Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantinopolis right.
    Revs: Large K.
    13x15mm, 1.07g
    Bendall 8c
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great coin, Brian, not one you see often.
  8. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Love the coin Brian
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