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brm_415006 - FAUSTINA MAJOR As

FAUSTINA MAJOR As AU
195.00 €(Approx. 214.50$ | 165.75£)
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Type : As
Date: après
Date: c. 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire dans un état de conservation remarquable avec un buste de très haut relief et de style fin. Joli revers et belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVA FAV-STINA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Mère à droite, avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L10).
Obverse translation : “Diva Faustina”, (Divine Faustine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AETER-NITAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée, drapée, debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant une boîte de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æternitas”, (L’Éternité).

Commentary


Ce type est classé indistinctement comme un moyen bronze, dupondius ou as en fonction de son poids et de son métal. Notre exemplaire peut appartenir à l’une ou l’autre des catégories.

Historical background


FAUSTINE MOTHER

(141) Annia Galeria Faustina

Consecration of Antoninus Pius

Mother Faustina, daughter of Rupilia Faustina, the sister of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius married between 110 and 115 and had at least two children: Marcus Antonius Galerius, a boy who died in infancy and young Faustina who married Marcus Aurelius. Mother Faustina received the title of augusta in 139 and is thus associated with counterfeiting. She died in 141, aged about forty years. Antonin makes immediately deify and will hit a major counterfeiting consecration, establishing the "puellae Faustinianæ" for young orphans or poor. Antonin will raise the temple of Faustina in the area of ​​the Temple of Peace (Regio IV). Just after the death of Faustina a sesterce representing his hearse was struck on the occasion of the dedication of the temple of the Divine Faustina in the Forum.

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