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brm_548610 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce XF
175.00 €(Approx. 208.25$ | 152.25£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 156-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 26,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé drapé de Faustine jeune à droite, avec les cheveux tirés en arrière coiffés en chignon (L5).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta", (Faustine Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVNON[I - REGI]NAE/ 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 ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un paon, tournant la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : "Iunoni Reginæ", (À Junon reine).

Commentary


Cette pièce serait à placer chronologiquement avant l’accession de Marc Aurèle à l’augustat.

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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