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E-auction 354-267455 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 14:19:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 161-164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, éclaté à 5h. Métal légèrement piqué au droit mais beau buste. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Faustine Jeune à droite, avec les cheveux coiffés en chignon dans la nuque (L).
Obverse translation : “Faustina Augusta”, (Faustine augusta).


Reverse legend : FECV-N-D-ITAS.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (la Fécondité) drapée debout de face regardant à droite et tenant un sceptre dans la main droite et un enfant dans la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fecunditas”, (La Fécondité).

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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