Diva Faustina, As, Rome Mint, Eclipse of 143 AD


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Faustina the Elder was the wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius. Upon her death in 140 AD her status was raised to Diva Faustina, i.e. Goddess. The solar eclipse of 143 AD in Rome was commemorated on this coin. Notice the duration of the solar eclpise was brief as indicated with the multiple stars. Photo Gitbud & Naumann Coins


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