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Live auction - brm_579625 - FAUSTINA MINOR Aureus

FAUSTINA MINOR Aureus AU
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Type : Aureus
Date: c. 170-175
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,29 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Petites griffures sur la joue de Faustine mais très beau buste, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MATRI - MAGNAE.
Reverse description : Cybèle drapée, assise à droite, tenant le tympanon de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, un lion.
Reverse translation : “Matri Magnæ”, (À la Grande mère, Cybèle).

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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