Faustina II Sestertius FECVND AVGVSTAE

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  1. Andres2

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  3. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Very "honest" looking coin! Adorable kids! Now I have to look for one (see how this works? This could be my 1st.) :happy::happy::happy::D;)
     
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  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Very nice, "unimproved", coin !


    My two sestertii with chidren are quite worn:

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    Faustina II
    Sestertius
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
    Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTAE / S - C, Fecunditas standing facing, head left, holding two infants; girls standing to left and right.
    AE, 20.39g, 33mm
    Ref.: RIC III 1635, C96

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    Faustina II
    Sestertius, AD 161-175
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
    Rev.: TEMPOR FELIC, Faustina standing left, holding two infants, between four girls at her feet. In field, S – C.
    AE, 28.05g, 33.4 mm
    Ref.: RIC 1673


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    Faustina Minor
    AR-Denar, Rome
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair tied in bun without pearls
    Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas standing left between two children, holding two more in arms
    Ag, 18.5mm, 3.3g.
    Ref.: RIC III 676, RSC 95, RCV 5251, CRE 178 [C]

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    Faustina Minor
    AR-Denar, Rome
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair tied in bun
    Rev.: TEMPOR FELIC, Fecunditas standing left between four children, holding two more in arms, each with star above
    Ag, 3.3g.
    Ref.: RIC III 719 var. (six children instead of four, possible RIC error), CRE 179 [C]

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    Faustina Minor
    AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-165
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
    Rev.: SAECVLI FELICIT, draped throne on which are two children: Commodus and Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus, no stars above, no ball between
    Ag, 3.16g, 18.3mm
    Ref.: RIC 71, CRE 221 [C]
     
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  5. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Lovely patina on your new FII FECVND, Andres!

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    Faustina II, Wife of Marcus Aurelius
    AE Sestertius, Struck 161-176 AD, Rome mint

    Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust of Faustina II, draped, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, down cheek, curls, right.
    Reverse: FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas, draped, standing left, between two children and holding two infants in her arms, S-C across field.
    References: RIC III 1635
    Size: 34mm, 24.2g


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    Faustina II, Wife of Marcus Aurelius
    AE As, Struck 161-176 AD, Rome mint

    Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, sometimes diademed, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head round head, down cheek, curls, right.
    Reverse: FECVN-DITAS , Fecunditas, draped, standing right, holidng sceptre in right hand and infant in left arm, S-C across field.
    References: RIC III 1639


    And her daughter, Lucilla:
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    Lucilla, Wife of Verus, Daughter of Aurelius
    AE Sestertius, Struck 164-169 AD, Rome Mint

    Obverse: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, draped, right.
    Reverse: FECVNDITAS, Lucilla as Fecunditas, draped, seated right on low seat, nursing infant; before her, a girl standing; behind her, a boy standing; SC in exergue.
    References: RIC III 1738
    Size: 32mm, 24.4g


    I really like that one! So many kiddos!
     
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  6. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Great looking coins. I have two of the Faustina II with babies TEMPOR FELIC - one with stephane, one without

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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is a very collectible sestertius. Style and strike are very good. For comparison, I offer a barbarous F2 sestertius which would deserve a striking rating under 1 (does NGC do negative numbers?).
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  8. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Lovely example.
     
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