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E-auction 410-322271 - brm_648394 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Moyen bronze, dupondius ou as

FAUSTINA MAJOR Moyen bronze, dupondius ou as VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:35:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Moyen bronze, dupondius ou as
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers, seule le relief de l’iconographie est présent. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [DIVA AVGVSTA - 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 Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [PIET] - AV[G/ -|-// SC].
Reverse description : Autel décoré au centre duquel figure une porte et deux guirlandes.
Reverse translation : "Pietas Augustæ", (La Piété de l'augusta).

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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