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brm_548640 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 161 - 176
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, légèrement décentré mais parfaitement lisible. Faiblesse de frappe à 12h au revers. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

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 : FECVND - AVGVSTAE/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (la Fécondité) debout à gauche, entre deux enfants, en tenant deux autres dans ses bras.
Reverse translation : "Fecunditas Augustae", (la Fécondité de l’Augusta).

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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