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E-auction 566-507026 - brm_897275 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Sesterce

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:31:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: après
Date: c. 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 25,56 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. des faiblesses. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


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 legend : AVGVSTA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une boîte à encens de la main gauche, la main droite étendue au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Augusta”, (Augusta).

Historical background



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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