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brm_573332 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce VF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 88.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 161-175
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 20,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante qui reste bien lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Jeune à droite, avec les cheveux tirés en arrière, coiffés en chignon (L).
Obverse translation : “Faustina Augusta”, (Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENVS - VICTRIX / S|C.
Reverse description : Vénus, drapée debout à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite, la main gauche reposant sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Venus Victrix”, (À Vénus victorieuse).

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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