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Live auction - brm_467364 - FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MINOR Sesterce AU/XF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:50:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 157-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 21,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Faustine Jeune. Revers à l’usure régulière. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune à droite, avec un chignon ramené derrière la tête, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta", (Faustina Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGVSTI - PII FIL.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Augusti Pii Filia”, (Fille du Pieux Auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Beau portrait.

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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