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Fausta, Augusta 324 - 326 A.D., Second Wife of Constantine the Great
Fausta is depicted as Spes, the Roman personification of hope. She holds her infant children, Constantine II and Constantius II, her hopeful promise for the future of the "Republic."
RL76975. Billon centenionalis
, RIC VII
Trier p. 209, 484; LRBC
I 36; SRCV IV
16560; Cohen VII
17, EF, excellent centering, green patina
, cleaning scratches, spot of corrosion, 1st officina
(Trier, Germany) mint, weight
2.804g, maximum diameter
19.5mm, die axis
, 326 A.D.; obverse
FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, draped bust
right, hair waved, bun at back, wearing pearl necklace; reverse SPES
standing facing, looking left, holding infants Constantine II
and Constantius II
, PTR followed by dot over crescent with horns up in exergue
Catalog current as of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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