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ID:     RIC_VII_078
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Fausta
Date Ruled:     AD 307-326
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 324-325
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     4.48 g
Obverse Legend:     FLAV MAX_FAVSTA AVG
Obverse Description:     Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair
Reverse Legend:     SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
Reverse Description:     Empress (as Salus) standing facing, looking left, head veiled, and holding two children in her arms.
Exergue:     SMNB
Mint Mark:     SMNB
Mint:     Nicomedia
Primary Reference:     RIC VII 078
Reference2:     Depeyrot 35/3
Reference3:     Alföldi 443
Reference4:     Cohen 5; SRCV 3902; VM 001
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/
Price Sold For:     105000 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     21/3/2007
Grade:     EF
Notes:     (1) Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 38: Lot No. 238 (2) Ex Naville-Ars Classica 18, 1938, Vicomte de Sartiges, 507; Glendining 1950, Platt Hall part II, 235 and Leu 22, 1979, 385 sales.