, Augusta, 221 A.D., Third Wife of , ,
In 221, after was induced to end his highly controversial marriage to the Virgin , he married the recently widowed . The marriage was intended to form an with the powerful aristocratic –Antonine clan, resulting from her blood relation to the dynasty. gave her the title of Augusta. Supporters of had hoped that , the mother of two small children from her previous marriage, would bear him a natural heir; however, she bore him no children. There are no surviving sources providing details of Faustina's short time as a Roman empress. Before the end of 221, divorced her and returned to . After her marriage to ended, she returned with her children to her Pisidian Estate where she spent the final years of her life.
The AKTIA festival and games at were founded in of Augustus' at .
RP77251. Bronze AE 23, 74; p. 242, 89; 444; 6128; -; -; -; -; -; -, aF, 7.085 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 180o, , (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, c. 221 - 268 A.D.; •CY-NKΛHTO-C, draped of the senate right; ΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, A/KTI/A in three lines within a demos crown (laurel ); very ; $375.00 (€333.75)
, Wife of , c. 221 A.D., Antiocheia,
RP21123. Bronze AE 18, unpublished in the major references; G&M 12, 324 and NAC 6/03 , 530 (same dies), aVF,
1.955 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 180o, Antioch in (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, c. 221 A.D.; FAVSTINA AVG, draped right; ANTIOCH , standing facing, right; SOLD
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