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E-auction 331-246382 - FAUSTINA MINOR As

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:29:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 170 - 175
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,31 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Faustine jeune à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Faustina Augusta”, (Faustine augusta).


Reverse legend : DIANA - LV-CIFERA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Diane debout à droite, tenant des deux mains une torche allumée.
Reverse translation : “Diana Lucifera”, (Diane qui apporte la lumière).

Historical background


(175) Annia Galeria Faustina

Augusta (146-175)

Young Faustina, daughter of Antoninus and Faustina mother, was born between 128 and 132. She married Marcus Aurelius in 145 and received the title of Augusta in 146. She had thirteen children, seven exceeded childhood. A very important coinage was struck until his death in 175 Halala the foot of Mount Taurus in Cappadocia.

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