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E-auction 434-345857 - brm_674287 - FAUSTA Centenionalis ou nummus

FAUSTA Centenionalis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 09 August 2021 14:41:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 325-326
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée, avec un joli revers. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Fausta à droite, les cheveux retenus par un petit chignon, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Flavia Maxima Fausta Augusta”, (Flavie Maxima Fausta augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES REI-PVBLICAE// SMK.
Reverse description : Spes (l’Espérance) ou Fausta drapée, debout à gauche, tenant deux enfants dans ses bras.
Reverse legend : G..
Reverse translation : “Spes Reipublicæ”, (L’Espérance du bien public).

Commentary


Portrait très particulier avec un petit chignon, terminé par un collier de perles.

Historical background


FAUSTA

(326) Flavia Maxima Fausta

daughter of Maximian Hercules wife of Constantine I, mother of Constantine II, Constans and Constantius II - Augusta (324-326)

Fausta, daughter of Maximian, married in 307 Constantine whom she had five children, three sons, Constantine II, Constantius and Constans, and two daughters, Constantina, who married successively Hanniballien Constance and Galle, and Helen, who married Julian II . Involved in a sordid adulterous affair with his step-son Crispus, she was scalded in the bath on the order of Constantine in 326.

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