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?
     
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest



    to hide this ad.
  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

    ri213.jpg
    Helena
    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

    b278.jpg
    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 Active Member

    Love the coin Brian
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page