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brm_229118 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier

FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier AU
95.00 €(Approx. 104.50$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. après
Date: 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec une usure superficielle. Beau portrait et joli revers. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement
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Obverse


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”, (La divine Faustine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AETER-NITAS.
Reverse description : Æternitas (l'Éternité) sous les traits d'Urania (Uranie), debout à gauche, drapée, ramenant au-dessus de sa tête un voile et tenant un globe de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Æternitas”, (L’Éternité).

Commentary


Césure au droit inhabituelle.

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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