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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Adoptive Emperors > Faustina Sr. > RB65141
Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius
Faustina I was the wife of Antoninus Pius. Little is known of her, except that she was regarded as vain and frivolous, though this may have just been malicious gossip. Antoninus Pius loved her greatly, and upon her death in 141 A.D., she was deified and a temple was built in her honor.
RB65141. Orichalcum dupondius, BMCRE IV 1460, RIC III 1163(a), SRCV II 4635 var., VF, Rome mint, weight 12.271g, maximum diameter 27.7mm, die axis 315o, 141 A.D.; obverse DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped and veiled bust right, hair piled on top; reverse AETERNITAS S C, Providentia standing slightly left, globe in right hand, scepter vertical behind in left; SOLD











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