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brm_219518 - FAUSTINA MINOR Dupondius

FAUSTINA MINOR Dupondius XF
95.00 €(Approx. 105.45$ | 84.55£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: c. 161-175
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,13 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, irrégulier. Usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Beau portrait. Frappe molle au revers. patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune diadémé à droite, avec les cheveux tirés en arrière coiffés en chignon (L5).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta", (Faustine Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : I-V-N-O.
Reverse description : Junon voilée, drapée et voilée debout à gauche tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre vertical de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un paon.
Reverse translation : "Iuno", (Junon).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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