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brm_680541 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Sesterce

150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 141
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 23,71 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Usure importante mais régulière : la monnaie reste bien identifiable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : [MATRI D]E-VM [SALVTARI/ -|-// S C].
Reverse description : Cybèle, trônant à gauche, tenant un tambourin tympanon) placée sur ses genoux de la main droite et appuyée de son coude gauche sur son siège, accostée de deux lions, un de chaque côté.
Reverse translation : “Matri Devm Salvtari”, (À la Mère des Dieux favorable).


Ce type était côté 30 Francs or dans la seconde édition de l’ouvrage d’Henry Cohen, Paris, 1880, vol. II, p.431, n° 229.

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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