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brm_543015 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce XF
225.00 €(Approx. 272.25$ | 195.75£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 156-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Très joli buste de Faustine. Légères faiblesses sur la légende de droit. Patine verte
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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 : 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


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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