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brm_910842 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier

FAUSTINA MAJOR Denier AU
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: après
Date: c. 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très joli denier frappé sur un flan centré. Beau buste au droit et revers finement détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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”, (Divine Faustine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGV-STA.
Reverse description : L'Augusta sous les traits de Cérès voilée debout à gauche, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une longue torche allumée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Augusta”, (Augusta).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


FAUSTINA MAJOR

(+141)

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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