SABINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down neck / IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre. 18mm, 3.48 grams. Rome mint. RIC 395a; Sear 3921; RSC 43.
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.