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Live auction - brm_522327 - FAUSTINA MINOR Aureus

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Estimate : 7 500 €
Price : 3 900 €
Maximum bid : 3 900 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 14:53:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 148-150
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Faustine Jeune. Joli revers avec une petite faiblesse sur la colombe et un coup sur l’animal. Patine de collection. Petites marques de manipulation sur la tranche. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse legend : FAVSTINAE AVG - PII AVG FIL.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Jeune à gauche avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L1).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta Pii Augusti Filia", (Faustina Augusta fille du Pieux [Antonin] Auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCO-RDIA.
Reverse description : Colombe passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Concordia”, (la Concorde).


Buste à gauche inhabituel, élégant avec une coiffure élaborée, un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête judicieusement ordonné et retenu par un filet de perles. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

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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