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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."
RL12490. Billon centenionalis, LRBC I 1084; Cohen VII 17; RIC VII Nicomedia p. 615, 97 (R4) var. (officina B only); SRCV IV 16574 var. (same), gem EF, perfect centering, beautiful blue-green patina, 1st officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 2.744g, maximum diameter 19.8mm, die axis 0o
, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG, draped bust right hair waved, bun at back, wearing pearl necklace; reverse SPES REIP-VBLICAE, Fausta standing facing, looking left, holding infants Constantine II and Constantius II, SMNA in exergue; variation of R4 type; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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