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E-auction 426-337972 - brm_661930 - DIVA FAUSTINA Sesterce

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:30:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 176
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée avec un joli revers. Présence de concrétions vertes, patine marron


Obverse legend : DIVA FAV-STINA PIA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Diva Faustina Pia”, (La divine Faustine pieuse).


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO/ S|C.
Reverse description : Faustine drapée et voilée, tenant un sceptre, emportée au ciel par un paon volant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Historical background


(175) Annia Galeria Faustina

Consecration of Marcus Aurelius

Young Faustina died in 175 Halala the foot of Mount Taurus, exhausted, aged about 45 years, after giving thirteen children to the emperor. She was immediately deified. A coinage of consecration was struck to restore his memory, but less important than his father, Antoninus Pius, had hit his mother or mother Faustina Old after 141.

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