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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Jr.| > RB93047
Faustina the Younger, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius
|Faustina| |Jr.|, |Faustina| |the| |Younger,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Marcus| |Aurelius|, NEWFaustina 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.
RB93047. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III MA1691, MIR 18 52-6/10, BMCRE IV MA1566, Hunter II 18, Cohen III 8, SRCV II 5223, VF/gF, nice portrait, attractive brown patina, large flan split, edge cracks, porosity on reverse, Rome mint, weight 24.000g, maximum diameter 34.5mm, die axis 180o, posthumous, 176 - 177 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, bust of Faustina the Younger right, draped, veiled, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head; reverse AETERNITAS, Ceres standing front, veiled, draped, head left, raising veil with right hand, long torch in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field below center; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; $150.00 SALE |PRICE| $135.00











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