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brm_229140 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

FAUSTINA MINOR Denier XF
115.00 €(Approx. 138.00$ | 100.05£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 157-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Faustine jeune. Très joli revers de style fin. Jolie 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, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Faustina Augusta”, (Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGVSTI - PII FIL.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée debout à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite, appuyée de la main gauche sur un bouclier posé sur un casque.
Reverse translation : “Augusti Pii Filia”, (Augusta fille du pieux).

Commentary


Portrait particulier.

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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