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Live auction - brm_338709 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:36:13
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,39 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale. Magnifique portrait de Faustine Jeune à la coiffure élaborée, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Revers fantastique, finement détaillé. Magnifique patine vert olive foncé, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Rauch 62 du 8 novembre 1998, n° 208 et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli


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 : HIL-A-RITAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (l’Allégresse) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une longue palme de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Hilaritas”, (L’Allégresse).


Chevelure élaborée avec un petit chignon ramené en arrière .

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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