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brm_562325 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Sesterce

280.00 €(Approx. 338.80$ | 246.40£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 141
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 26,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli buste ainsi qu’une agréable Piété au revers. Usure régulière. Patine verte
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Obverse legend : DIVA AVGVSTA - FAVSTINA.
Obverse description : Buste voilé et drapé de Faustine mère à gauche, avec les cheveux relevés coiffés en chignon.
Obverse translation : “Diva Augusta Faustina” (La divine augusta Faustine).


Reverse legend : [PIET] - AS AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pietas (La Piété) voilée debout à gauche, jetant de l'encens de la main droite dans la flamme d'un candélabre et tenant une boîte de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustæ”, (La Piété de l'augusta).

Historical background


(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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