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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
12.271g, maximum diameter
27.7mm, die axis
, 141 A.D.; obverse DIVA AVGVSTA
FAVSTINA, draped and veiled bust
right, hair piled on top; reverse AETERNITAS S C
standing slightly left, globe in right hand, scepter
vertical behind in left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, May 27, 2019.
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