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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: FAUSTINA JUNIOR, wife of Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. AR Denarius.
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Her draped bust right.
Reverse: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Spes standing left holding flower and slightly raising the drapery of her dress.
Reference: RIC 497.
Comments: For more information, read the "Marcus Aurelius" entry from De Imperatoribus Romanis.
For recent scholarship on both Faustinas see TOCS-IN; for book reviews, see Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews.