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E-auction 322-239010 - FAUSTINA MINOR As

FAUSTINA MINOR As XF/VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:29:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : As
Date: 148-152
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Joli buste, bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA AVG ANT-ONINI AVG PII FIL.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta Antonini Augusti Pii Filia", (Faustina augusta fille d’Antonin le Pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : V-E-NVS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche et une pomme de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Venus”, (Vénus).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


FAUSTINE YOUNG

(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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