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brm_199258 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce AU/XF
290.00 €(Approx. 319.00$ | 255.20£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 165-175
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Joli revers de frappe faible sur la légende. Épaisse patine vert foncé, légèrement granuleuse

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 : MATRI - MAGNAE/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Cybèle, tenant un tambour de la main droite, assise à droite entre deux lions.
Reverse translation : “Matri Magnæ”, (À la Grande mère, Cybèle).

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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