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brm_772317 - FAUSTINA MAJOR Sesterce

FAUSTINA MAJOR Sesterce XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2022)
Price : 320.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 139
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste de Faustine, agréable. Usure régulière. Patine marron

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA AVG AN-TONINI AVG PII P P.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine Mère à droite, avec les cheveux relevés, coiffés en chignon (L).
Obverse translation : "Faustina Augusta Antonini Augusti Pii Pater Patriæ", (Faustine Augusta d’Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENERI - AVGVSTAE/ S|C.
Reverse description : Vénus, drapée debout à droite, ajustant un pan de son vêtement de la main droite et tenant une pomme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Veneri Augusti”, (Vénus de l’augusta).

Commentary


Les pièces frappées du vivant de Faustine sont en fait beaucoup plus rares que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux, particulièrement ce type.

Historical background


FAUSTINE MOTHER

(141)

Augusta

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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