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brm_786937 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier

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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 150.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: c. après 148
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Superbe buste de Faustine, finement détaillé. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse legend : DIVA AVG - FAVSTINA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine mère à droite avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L).
Obverse translation : “Diva Augusta Faustina”, (la divine auguste Faustine).


Reverse legend : AETER-NITAS.
Reverse description : Aeternitas (l’Éternité) ou Junon, debout arrangeant son voile de la main droite et tenant un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æternitas”, (l’Éternité).

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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