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brm_589191 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

FAUSTINA MINOR Denier XF/VF
80.00 €(Approx. 95.20$ | 69.60£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli buste. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et 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 : VENERI - AVGVSTAE.
Reverse description : Venus drapée assise à gauche, tenant une Victoire de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Veneri Augustæ”, (À la Venus de l’augusta).

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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