This one FINALLY arrived today!

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  1. Roman Collector

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    From Leu's auction, which closed on 15 August. I paid for it the same day, too. I know that Leu had to get an export permit, which took a few weeks, but it was another week and a half or so in transit.

    Let's see your new acquisitions!!

    Faustina Jr VENVS GENETRIX denarius.jpg

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.61 g, 19.7 mm, 1 h.
    Rome, late AD 162 – early 163.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina, right, wearing strand of pearls around her head.
    Rev: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and shield depicting the Dioscuri in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 734 var.; BMCRE 172; RSC 280a; RCV 5268; MIR 35-4/10b; CRE 227.
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  3. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    Amazing looking coin
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  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice pickup, RC. Very clear Dioscuri figure on the shield. :)
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Not one seen too often, great addition RC.
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  6. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Wow, what a great coin. Congrats on this superb addition to your amazing collection
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  7. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Great coin! …an alternate take on the reverse is that it shows an ancient car (or in this case chariot) seat for her kids.
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    neat reverse on that one RC!:)
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  9. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice new one, RC. I am particularly impressed by the detail on the shield.

    It put me in mind of this sestertius, which (I think) has the wolf n' twins on the shield:

    Faustina II - Sest. VENVS VICTRIX Mar 2020 (0).jpg
    Faustina II Æ Sestertius
    (161- 176 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    draped bust right, with band of pearls / VENV VICTRIX SC Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, resting left hand on shield on which is the she-wolf & twins, set on helmet.
    RIC 1688; BMCRE 960-65;
    (23.64 grams / 30 x 26 mm)
    eBay Mar. 2020 (UK)

    Faustina II - Sest. VENVS VICTRIX Mar 2020 (0det).jpg
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2021
  10. Roman Collector

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    Now I can't unsee that!
  11. Jims Coins

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    Silver coin (AR Denarius) minted at Rome during the reign of ANTONINUS PIUS in 160 A.D. Obv. ANTONINVS.AVG.PIVS.P.P.TR.P.XXIII: laur. hd. r. Rev. FELIC.SAEC.COS.IIII.: Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and leaning on column. RSCII #360 pg.176. RICIII #298 pg.62. DVM #20 pg.135. RCVSII #4080.
    This one just arrived from Poland. Took 9 days to arrive.

    CDA-438 obvc.jpg CDA-438 revc.jpg
  12. robinjojo

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    Nice coins!

    This is a relatively new acquisition.

    While quite often available, this sestertius of Faustina II has a fairly uniform, hard patina. I don't think it is a Maaco paint job.

    Roman Empire, 146-176 CE:
    Faustina II
    AE sestertius
    Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
    Reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, pulvinar on which are seated Commodus and Antoninus.
    RIC-1665, Cohen-193.

    20.98 grams

    D-Camera Faustina II sestertius 161AD birth Commodus, twin brother 20.98g RIC 1665 8-21-21.jpg

    I've noticed other sestertii of Faustina II with really smooth patinas. Perhaps these coins all came from a hoard or collection.
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