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ID:     MA003
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Mariniana
Date Ruled:     Died ca. A.D. 253
Metal:     Orichalcum
Denomination:     Sestertius
Date Struck:     AD 253-254
Diameter:     27.8 mm
Weight:     13.61 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     DIVAE MARINIANAE
Obverse Description:     Diademed, veiled and draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     CONSECRATIO S C
Reverse Description:     Peacock walking right, it's tail in splendor
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Göbl 0214d
Reference2:     RIC 010 var (Rome)
Reference3:     Sear 10074
Photograph Credit:     Marcy
Notes:     RIC 10 erroneously describes the obverse bust as resting on a crescent. This coin has been heavily tooled. It has been suggested it may actually be a Faustina sestertius tooled to the rarer Mariniana."