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E-auction 248-170799 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:33:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. après 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,34 g.
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Au droit, devant le buste, le champ a été gratté. Joli buste de Faustine jeune
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune à droite, avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L).
Obverse translation : “Diva Faustina”, (Divine Faustine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : I-V-NO/ S|C.
Reverse description : Junon voilée, drapée et voilée debout à gauche tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre vertical de la gauche ; un paon à ses pieds à gauche.
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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