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Ethereal Preening

Faustina II, AR denarius, posthumous issue by her husband Marcus Aurelius, RIC M743 (ca. 175 AD)
Obv.: Faustina head r., DIVA FAVSTINA
Rev.: Peacock facing with tail spread, CONSECRATIO

Related link: Emperors on Eagles' Wings / Cowley's Hymnus In Lucem 67-68 (cf. Marvell's "The Garden" 52-56)

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