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brm_472854 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce AU
500.00 €(Approx. 595.00$ | 435.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 161-164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 23,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, quasi SUP. Usure sur les détails les plus en relief. Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Patine vert foncé au droit, marron foncé au revers. Très joli buste de Faustine jeune au droit
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 : LAET-I-TIA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Laetitia (la Joie) drapée, debout, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Laetitia", (La Joie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Beau portrait de Faustine Jeune.

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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