Faustina Major Sestertius 141 Rome RIC 1113 Elephant biga Sesterce Faustine


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Faustina Major, Sestertius, 141, Rome

RIC III Antoninus Pius 1113.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved and coiled in bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in a round coil on top.
Rev.: AETERNITAS  S C in exergue, Faustina veiled, draped, seated left on throne in car drawn by a biga of elephants, with riders(mahouts), driven left, she holds vertical sceptre in right hand and rests left hand on knee.
27.14 g
32.9 mm
Provenance: From the Wink Jaffee Collection; Ex: CNG Web Shop, Inventory number 733286,1250$US (11/2002).