As you know, I actively collect the coins of women of the Antonine dynasty and my focus of late has been on Faustina I. Here are a couple of coins of Faustina I acquired this month, each with Vesta on the reverse. Vesta is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Hestia. She was the goddess of family values and domestic life (i.e. the hearth). Vesta was considered by the Romans to be a role-model for women and as such, she appears frequently on coins of the Roman empresses. She is always depicted wearing the stola and holding some combination of a patera, simpulum, scepter (hasta), torch, or Palladium. The maintenance of her cult was carried out by six Vestal Virgins who sometimes are depicted on coins sacrificing before her circular temple Post your coins of Vesta, Faustina I, the Temple of Vesta, or anything you feel is relevant! New acquisition #1: Faustina I, AD 138-141. Roman AR denarius, 3.40 g, 18.0 mm, 7 h. Rome, AD 147-161. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and scepter. Refs: RIC 400; BMCRE 485; RSC/Cohen 291; RCV 4601; CRE 152; ERIC II 136. This is the only denarius of Faustina I depicting Vesta standing and holding the Palladium and scepter (the existence of RIC 369 is doubtful). This goddess is elsewhere portrayed with these attributes on coins of Diva Faustina only on bronzes of the AVGVSTA series: As or dupondius, 10.37 g, 25.4 mm, 5 h. RIC 1179; BMCRE 1582; RCV --. Sestertius, 24,70 g, 31.6 mm, 5 h. RIC 1124; BMCRE 1519, RCV 4617. ~~~ New acquisition #2: Faustina I, AD 138-141. Roman Æ as or dupondius, 12.70 g, 27.1 mm, 6 h. Rome, AD 147-161. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: S C, Vesta standing left, holding torch and Palladium. Refs: RIC 1196; BMCRE 1599-1602; Cohen 269; RCV 4656; ERIC II 344. There is also a sestertius version of this coin (this one shows a very different style of Palladium): Sestertius, 20.72 g, 30.6 mm, 11 h. RIC 1151; BMCRE 1536-37; RCV 4633. The goddess is not portrayed on silver or gold issues with these particular attributes, though she does appear on sestertii bronzes of the AVGVSTA series, such as this sestertius in need of a serious upgrade: Sestertius, 21.39 g, 29.5 mm, 11 h. RIC 1125; BMCRE 1521; RCV 4618.