Sestertius - Faustina the Younger IVNONI LVCINAE S C; Juno

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 161-176
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (¼)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 23.1 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 264365
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 1649,
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.m_aur.1649
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Faustina II, draped, sometimes diademed, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head round head, down cheek, curls, right.

Lettering: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA

Translation:
Faustina Augusta.
Faustina the venerable.

Reverse

Juno (or Faustina), draped, standing left between two children and holding an infant in her arms.

Lettering: IVNONI LVCINAE S C

Translation:
Iunoni Lucinae. Senatus Consultum.
To Juno, goddess of childbirth. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 19.8–25.52 g;
Diameter varies: 31–32 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (161-176) 

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