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    AD 138-140/1 Faustina Sr. AE Sestertius NGC VF (Ancient Roman) Strike:5/5; Surface 4/5


    Grade: Choice VF * Star *, Strike: 5/5, Surface Quality: 4/5. Fine Style. Posthumous Issue. Reverse of elephant carpentum. A remarkable reverse type showing a two elephants with guides drawing a funerary cart with a statue of the deceased -- and deified! -- empress Faustina, in the guise of the fertility goddess Ceres. Rare and most attractive, especially for its unusually perfect centering.