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E-auction 377-289380 - FAUSTINA MINOR Dupondius

FAUSTINA MINOR Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 66 €
Maximum bid : 67 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:29:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 156-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron

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 : 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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Coiffure ornementée avec un double rang de perles, les cheveux artistiquement arrangés, tirés en arrière et se terminant par un petit chignon ramené en arrière.

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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