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E-auction 433-345014 - brm_662594 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 130 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 02 August 2021 14:15:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 156-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron superficielle, granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVG[VSTA].
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 legend : [FECVN-DITAS]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (la Fécondité) debout à droite, tenant un enfant de la main gauche et un sceptre long de la main droite .
Reverse translation : "Fecunditas", (La Fécondité).

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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