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brm_715226 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier

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Price : 250.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 148 (après)
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté. Patine grise de collection
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Obverse legend : DIVA - FAVSTINA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine mère à droite, avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L).
Obverse translation : “Diva Faustina”, (Divine Faustine).


Reverse legend : AVGV-STA.
Reverse description : Cérès ou Æternitas (l’Éternité) voilée et drapée debout à droite, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite et sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Augusta”, (L’Augusta).

Historical background



Consecration of Antoninus Pius

Faustina mother, daughter of Rupilia Faustina, Hadrian's sister-in-law, married Antoninus Pius between 110 and 115 and had at least two children: Marcus Galerius Antonius, a boy who died in infancy and young Faustina who married Marcus Aurelius. Faustina mother receives the title of augusta in 139 and is therefore associated with coinage. She died in 141, aged about forty. Antonin immediately had her deified and struck an important coinage of consecration, establishing the "Puellæ Faustinianæ" for young orphans or poor. Antoninus will raise the Temple of Faustina in the region of the Temple of Peace (Regio IV).

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