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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Antoninus Pius| > RS93045
Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Daughter of Antoninus Pius, 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.
RS93045. Silver denarius, RIC III AP495a, RSC II 15, BMCRE IV AP1099, SRCV II 4700, VF, nice portrait, flow lines, mild die wear, victorolia unstruck (filled die), Rome mint, weight 3.190g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, struck under Antoninus Pius, 157 - 161 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with head bare, hair waved and coiled on back of head; reverse AVGVSTI PII FIL (daughter of the pius emperor), Venus standing left, Victory in right hand, resting left hand on shield set on helmet on the ground; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $100.00


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