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Live auction - brm_700583 - FAUSTINA MINOR Aureus

FAUSTINA MINOR Aureus AU
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2021/12/07 14:00:00
brm_700583
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Type : Aureus
Date: 148-152
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de très belle qualité sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de bon style, finement détaillé. Quelques marques sur la tranche. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA AVG-VSTA AVG P II F.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Jeune à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête.
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta Pii Augusti Filia", (Faustina Augusta fille du Pieux [Antonin] Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VE-NVS.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une pomme de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Venus”, (Vénus).

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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