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bpv_757745 - FAUSTINA MINOR Tetrassaria

FAUSTINA MINOR Tetrassaria XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 161-175
Mint name / Town : Philippopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 9,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Joli buste de Faustine. Revers agréable. Usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Jeune à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse legend : FAUSTEINA - SEBASTH, (Fausteina Sebasth).
Obverse translation : (Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse description : Demeter (Cérès) drapée debout à gauche, tenant des épis de la main droite et une longue torche de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : FI-LIPPO-POLEITWN, (Filippopopleitwn).
Reverse translation : (de Philippopolis).

Commentary


Dénomination rare pour la période.

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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