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Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius
Faustina II was the daughter, wife, and mother of emperors and empresses. When she gave birth to the first of many children she was given the title of Augusta, which for a time made her superior in rank to her husband. She was a devoted wife and mother and accompanied her husband on all his military campaigns.
SH77013. Orichalcum sestertius
, RIC III
MA1697 var. (throne without canopy, and S C across field
), BMCRE IV
MA1568 var. (same), MIR 18
7, VF, dark green patina
with touches of red, Rome
23.644g, maximum diameter
29.5mm, die axis
, struck under Marcus Aurelius
, c. 175 - 176 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
, draped bust
right; reverse AETERNITAS
seated left on throne with canopy, holding scepter
, between two female attendants (carrying her throne?) with veils flying above their heads, S C (senatus consulto
) in exergue
; ex Triton
XIX, lot 578; ex A.K. Collection; ex Kress
164 (Nov 1975), lot 1141; very rare variety
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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