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Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Faustina Jr. (AD 147-175/6 ) - Golden Age Hoard NGC Ch. AU

Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Faustina Jr. (AD 147-175/6 ) - Golden Age Hoard NGC Ch. AU
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Why add this Silver Denarius from the Golden Age Hoard to your collection?

Faustina Jr. was wife of 16th Emperor of the Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius. Faustina spent much of her time accompanying her husband on military campaigns, and was in fact killed in an accident at the military camp in Halala. Faustina was awarded divine honors after her death. This Silver Denarius was issued by Marcus Aurelius as a posthumous tribute to his wife sometime after A.D. 175.

Denarius design in honor of the Empress

Posthumous issues of the Silver Denarius of Faustina Jr. can be differentiated from lifetime issues by the obverse inscription, which will include the word "DIVA", and the low position of the hair bun on the Empress' portrait. Some issues will also depict the Empress veiled.

The most common reverse design will include the image of a peacock, which represents the ascension to a level of divinity, or the Apotheosis.

Graded Choice About Uncirculated by NGC Ancients

This Silver Denarius is graded Choice About Uncirculated, by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin grading division, NGC Ancients, and authenticated as part of the Golden Age Hoard. The beautifully struck coin of Faustina Jr. exhibits incredible design details, with some traces of wear on the highest points, similar to a coin with a Sheldon Scale grade of 55-58. The coin is NGC encapsulated, and presented in a Story Vault beside a narrative of Faustina Jr.

Don't wait to add this impressively graded Roman Imperial Silver Denarius to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 147-175/6
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. AU
Variety:Golden Age Hoard
Composition:Silver
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Denarius
Denomination:1