UNCERTAIN, Uncertain mint, Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior. A.D. 138-161 Æ (19 mm, 3.45 gm, 6h), Struck circa A.D. 145 Fine Extremely Rare Antonine Bronze

Ancient Coins - UNCERTAIN, Uncertain mint, Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior. A.D. 138-161 Æ (19 mm, 3.45 gm, 6h), Struck circa A.D. 145  Fine Extremely Rare Antonine Bronze
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Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed(?) bust of Antoninus Pius right
Rev: Bareheaded and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right, vis-à-vis diademed and draped bust of Faustina Junior left.

RPC IV online temp. 10146, otherwise seemingly unpublished. Good Fine, brown patina, edge chip. Perhaps the second known specimen and the only example available to the collector (the other is in the collection of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin). Despite the edge chip, the finest of the two known.

Ex. Classical Numismatic Group Auction 315 lot #292 (sold for $475.00 + buyers premium)
Ex. R. D. Frederick Collection, Freeman & Sear 11 (23 November 2004), lot 229.

Faustina was originally engaged to Lucius Verus, Marcus’ future co-emperor. Her father, however, dissolved this engagement and in AD 145 Faustina was married to Marcus. This coin of uncertain mint was possibly struck at the time of the marriage vows to celebrate the wedding.
Price SKU: 5294
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