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Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius
"Saeculi Felicitas" means happy times, referring to the empire's new heirs. The two infants are the twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, Commodus and Antoninus, born 31 August 161, at Lanuvium, near Rome. Antoninus died at age four. Commodus succeeded Marcus Aurelius as emperor.
SH54388. Silver denarius, RIC III MA712; RSC II 191; BMCRE IV MA139; Hunter II p. 352, 16; SRCV II 5260, about Mint State, Rome mint, weight 3.468g, maximum diameter 17.4mm, die axis 0o
, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right; reverse SAECVLI FELICIT, two infant boys seated facing on a draped throne; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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