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E-auction 67-32092 - brm_178723 - FAUSTINA MINOR Dupondius

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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:19:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 156-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré au droit. Usure importante. Patine vert foncé


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 legend : FECVN-DITAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (la Fécondité) drapée debout à droite, tenant un sceptre de la main droite et un enfant posé sur la main 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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