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ID:     RIV_VII_137
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Fausta
Date Ruled:     AD 307-326
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 324
Weight:     4.41 g
Obverse Legend:     FLAV MAX_FAVSTA AVG
Obverse Description:     Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair
Reverse Legend:     SPES REIP_VBLICAE
Reverse Description:     Empress (as Spes) standing facing, looking left,and holding two children in her arms.
Exergue:     SMTSA
Mint Mark:     SMTSA
Mint:     Thessalonica
Primary Reference:     RIC VII 137 var
Reference2:     Alföldi 505 var (this officina unlisted)
Reference3:     Depeyrot 10/4
Reference4:     VM 002
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/
Price Sold For:     190000 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     17/5/2012
Grade:     gEF
Notes:     (1) Officina "A" is unrecorded in RIC for this issue (2) Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 64: Lot No. 1311 (3) Ex NAC sale 51, 2009, 429