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brm_359590 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Dupondius

125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 111.25£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan court et épais mais bien centré. Joli portrait divinisé. Patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)


Obverse legend : DIVA AVGVSTA - FAVSTINA.
Obverse description : Buste voilé et drapé de Faustine Mère à droite avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L9).
Obverse translation : “Diva Augusta Faustina”, (Divine augusta Faustine).


Reverse legend : AETER-NITAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Æternitas (l'Éternité) sous les traits de Providentia (la Providence) debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æternitas”, (L’Éternité).

Historical background



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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