Faustina the elder, Lifetime issue

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  1. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    As I only order, or take part in, auctions from within the EU, my options on obtaining coins on my wishlist are sometimes limited. Last week a coin came up in an auction that I wanted. Slight damage resulted in only a few bids and I got it for a great price. Thanks to @Roman Collector and his highly detailed and entertaining series Faustina Friday, I knew from the obverse and reverse legends and the reverse image it was a lifetime issue. So nice to see one among the multitude of postumous examples.

    Faustina I Denarius. Lifetime issue. 138-140 CE. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, holding a patera and sceptre, peacock before. RIC 338, RSC 215. Sear 4669. 18mm, 3.15gr


    Please post your examples of the Lifetime issues of Faustina or any other historical figures
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Not in very good condition, but here is one of mine that is posthumous.

    Faustina I AE Dupondius, posthumous issue, after AD 141. 28 mm, 12.97 g. upload_2024-5-30_20-55-48.png

    DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waved and coiled in bands across head, drawn up at back and piled in a round coil on top.

    AVGVSTA, S-C: Ceres, standing left, holding short torch in each hand.

    RIC 1174; Cohen 92; BMC 1576; Strack 1283.
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  5. GarrettB

    GarrettB Active Member

    I only have a posthumous issue for Faustina. How about her uncle and two adopted children? Apologies - the LV photo is not great, but the coin looks lovely in hand with the highest relief of any denarius I have.
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