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531650
531650.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. Æ Sestertius (32.5mm, 25.05 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. Draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / Aeternitas, draped, seated left on throne, holding phoenix on globe (nimbate right) on right hand and transverse scepter in left. RIC III 1103A (Pius); Strack 1265 (Pius); Banti 7 var. (arrangement of obv. legend); BMCRE 1485 var. (Pius; break in rev. legend). Glossy green patina. Choice EF. A wonderful coin in hand.