Denarius - Faustina the Elder VESTA; Vesta

Features

Issuer RomeRoman Empire (27 BC - 395 AD)
Emperor Antoninus Pius (Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius) (138-161)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 138-139
Value 1 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.7 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
260320
References RIC III# 334C,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2003. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 3. Antoninus Pius – Commodus (AD 138–192) (1930 reprinted edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.3.ant.334C
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved in several loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top.

Script: Latin

Lettering: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG

Translation:
Faustina Augusta Antonini Augusti.
Faustina [the Elder] the venerable, [consort of] emperor (Augustus) Antoninus [Pius].

Reverse

Vesta, veiled, draped, seated, left, holding palladium in right hand and sceptre in left.

Script: Latin

Lettering: VESTA

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (138-139) 

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