) for this one to arrive. While the obverse leaves a little to be desired (it's better in hand; see animated GIF below), the reverse is where it's at! It's a PEACOCK! And a biggun at that! This sestertius commemorates the death and deification of Faustina Junior by her husband Marcus Aurelius. There are other reverse types out there (by all means, please share them!), but with less than 30 individual examples on ACSearch I believe this type to be in the scarce category. Faustina II, Wife of Marcus Aurelius AE Sestertius, Struck 175-176 AD Commemorative Issue, Rome mint Obverse: DIVA FAV-STINA PIA, bust, draped, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, down cheek, curls, right. Reverse: CONS[ECRATIO], Peacock, with tail spread, standing front, head and body inclined left, S-C across field at feet. References: RIC III 1703 Size: 28mm, 22.7g There are a few variety of styles for the peacock, some circular plumage while others with zig-zaggy plumage representing each feather. Some small, some large. Mine appears to fall into the larger and zig-zaggy type (VERY similar to the two left reverses). The plumage is even larger than some denarii... Like this 17mm Septimius Severus denarius from Emesa (note some peeking out on both sides): In fact, the bird from head to toes is 18mm, plumage from left to right is 18mm, and plumage from top to bottom is 15mm. Do you have other BIG BIRDS in your collection? Please share any and all! Or anything you find relevant!