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E-auction 421-332917 - brm_658692 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce VG/F
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 10 May 2021 14:19:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 157-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,68 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale, identifiable malgré son usure et avec un joli buste au droit. Patine marron
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 : AVGVSTI - PII FIL/ S|C.
Reverse description : Spes (l’Espérance) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Augusti Pii Filia”, (Augusta fille du pieux).

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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