DIVA AVG SABINA, diademed bust right, wreathed with corn ears / PIETATI, AVG below large altar. 18mm, 3.15 grams. Rome mint. RIC 422a; Sear 3896.
Rare commemorative issue of Sabina.
Ex-CNG; Ex-private British collection.
Vibia Sabina (83–136/137 CE) was a Roman Empress, wife and second cousin once removed to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. She was the daughter of Matidia (niece of Roman Emperor Trajan) and consul Lucius Vibius Sabinus. Sabina is the first woman whose image features on a regular and continuous series of coins minted at Rome.