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E-auction 119-63851 - FAUSTINA MINOR Diassaria

FAUSTINA MINOR Diassaria XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 27 July 2015 15:42:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Diassaria
Date: c. 161-175
Mint name / Town : Trajanopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Belle patine noire, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé à droite de Faustine jeune vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse legend : FAUSTEIN-A SEBASTH, (Faustina Sebasth).
Obverse translation : (Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse description : Faustine voilée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse legend : TRAIANO-POLEIT.
Reverse translation : (Trajanopolis).

Commentary


Buste avec les cheveux tirés en arrière terminés par un petit chignon. Semble rare.

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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