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brm_476872 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

FAUSTINA MINOR Denier AU/XF
100.00 €(Approx. 118.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Patine grise. Légères traces de concrétion verte. Très beau buste de Faustine Jeune au droit. Faiblesse de frappe au revers
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 : VENVS - GENETRIX.
Reverse description : Venus debout à gauche, tenant une Victoire et posant la main gauche sur un bouclier sur lequel sont représentés les Dioscures.
Reverse translation : “Venus Genetrix”, (Vénus génitrice).

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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