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Live auction - brm_554609 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

FAUSTINA MINOR Denier MS
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Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire idéalement centré qui a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Superbe buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SAECVLI FELICIT.
Reverse description : Trône sur lequel sont placés deux bébés (Commode et Antonin).
Reverse translation : “Sæculi Felicitas”, (La Félicité du siècle).

Commentary


Il existe pour ce denier au moins deux variétés avec le buste de Faustine diadémé ou pas. Revers historiquement important commémorant la naissance de jumeaux dont Commode.

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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