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AUGUSTUS
LIVA
AGRIPPA
NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS
GERMANICUS
AGRIPPINA I
TIBERIUS
DRUSUS
ANTONIA
CALIGULA
CLAUDIUS I
BRITANNICUS
AGRIPPINA II
NERO
GALBA
CLODIUS MACER
OTHO
VITELLIUS
VESPASIAN
DOMITILLA
TITUS
DOMITIAN
DOMITIA
JULIA TITI
NERVA
TRAJAN
PLOTINA
MARCIANA
MATIDIA
HADRIAN
SABINA
AELIUS
ANTONINUS PIUS
FAUSTINA I
MARCUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA II
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA
COMMODUS
CRISPINA
PERTINAX
DIDIUS JULIANUS
MANLIA SCANTILLA
DIDIA CLARA
PESCENNIUS NIGER
CLODIUS ALBINUS
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
JULIA DOMNA
CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA
GETA
MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN
ELAGABALUS
JULIA MAESA
JULIA SOAEMIAS
JULIA PAULA
AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
JULIA MAMAEA
ORBIANA
MAXIMINUS I
PAULINA
MAXIMUS
GORDIAN I
GORDIAN II
BALBINUS
PUPIENUS
GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA
PHILIP I
OTACILIA SEVERA
PHILIP II
PACATIAN
JOTAPIAN
TRAJAN DECIUS
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
VOLUSIAN
AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA
SILBANNACUS
URANIUS ANTONINUS
VALERIAN I
MARINIANA
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GALLIENUS
SALONINA
SALONINUS
REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
POSTUMUS
LAELIANUS
MARIUS
VICTORINUS
DOMITIAN II
TETRICUS I
TETRICUS II
QUIETUS
MACRIANUS
CLAUDIUS II
QUINTILLUS
AURELIAN
SEVERINA
ZENOBIA
VABALATHUS
TACITUS
FLORIAN
PROBUS
SATURNINUS
CARUS
CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA
NIGRIAN
NUMERIAN
JULIAN I
DIOCLETIAN
MAXIMIAN
CARAUSIUS
ALLECTUS
DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS
CONSTANTIUS I
THEODORA
GALERIUS
GALERIA VALERIA
SEVERUS II
MAXENTIUS
ROMULUS
CONSTANTINE I
HELENA
FAUSTA
ALEXANDER
LICINIUS I
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LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
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ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Faustina

   b. ca.100 - d.141 

Wife of Antoninus Pius. Her death was deeply mourned by Antoninus despite widely circulating rumors of her being unfaithful to him. Her daughter Faustina II, another woman of questionable repute, married Marcus Aurelius who would also eventually go on to grieve the loss of his wife. 
 
Among the most common of empresses to be found are the ďFaustinasĒ. This mother-daughter duo were both honored while living and quite a while posthumously. In fact, in the case of Faustina senior the bulk of her coinage happens after her death. 
 
Marginal coins of Faustina start at under $10 and a nice Denarius can be bought for around $30 or so. There is much to be seen in the bronzes, especially lower grade Asses which also typically cost only a few dollars but with bronzes as the coinís grade increases the price does so exponentially.  

Busts: 

1) Diademed, draped bust left 
2) Diademed, draped bust right 
3) Draped bust right 
4) Veiled bust left 
5) Veiled bust right 
6) Veiled, diademed bust left 
7) Veiled, diademed bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) DIVA AVG FAVSTINA 
4) DIVAE FAVSTINAE 
5) DIVA I FAVSTINA 
6) FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG 
7) FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PP 
8) FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII PP 

 

Reverses: 

1) AED DIV FAVSTINAE 
3) AVGVSTA 
4) CERES 
6) CONCORDIAE 
12) FAVSTINIANAE 
13) IMP II 
14) IMPERATOR II 
15) IVNO 
19) PIET AVG 
21) PM TR P VI IMP IIII 
22) PROV DEOR TR P COS II 
25) SALVTI AVGVSTAE 
26) TR P VI IMP IIII COS II PAX 
27) TR POT COS II  
29) VENVS 
30) VESTA 
32) No legend 
 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
2) Aeternitas advancing left, holding starry mantle overhead 
3) Aeternitas seated left on globe, raising hand and holding scepter
4) Aeternitas seated left, holding Phoenix on globe and scepter 
5) Aeternitas standing left, holding Phoenix and raising skirt 
6) Aeternitas standing right, pulling veil and holding scepter 
7) Altar 
8) Carpentum pulled by two mules right 
9) Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch. 
10) Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and torch. 
11) Ceres standing left, holding torch and grain ears 
12) Ceres standing right, holding scepter and grain ears. 
13) Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on cornucopia 
14) Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on Spes 
15) Concordia seated left, holding Spes and scepter
16) Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia 
17) Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopia
18) Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and two cornucopiae
19) Concordia standing right, holding scepter and cornucopia 
20) Cornucopiae (2), crossed, caduceus in between 
21) Crescent, seven stars above. 
22) Cybele riding lion left, holding drum 
23) Cybele seated left, holding drum and branch 
24) Cybele seated right, holding drum; lion on either side
25) Cybele, holding drum, riding carriage led by two lions left 
26) Dove standing right 
27) Eagle standing right 
28) Faustina I and Antoninus Pius riding quadriga left 
29) Faustina I and Antoninus Pius standing on pedestal, together holding Fortuna; Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II beneath, shaking hands over altar
30) Faustina I and her family in diagram of a two storey house; adults in upper floor and children in lower. 
31) Faustina I draped bust right 
32) Faustina I riding biga left. 
33) Faustina I riding quadriga right, holding torch. 
34) Faustina I standing by Antoninus Pius, seated left, both on platform, receiving their children from assistants. 
35) Faustina I standing left on right, holding scepter, shaking hands with Antoninus Pius to left, holding scroll. 
36) Faustina I, holding grain ears and torch, riding carriage with two elephants left 
37) Faustina I, holding scepter, riding carriage with two elephants left 
38) Faustina I, holding scepter, riding carriage with two elephants right 
39) Faustina I, holding scepter, riding eagle left, upwards. 
40) Faustina I, holding scepter, riding eagle right, upwards. 
41) Faustina I, holding torch and grain ears, riding carriage with two elephants left 
42) Faustina I, holding torch and grain ears, riding carriage with two elephants right 
43) Faustina I, holding torch, riding carriage with two elephants right 
44) Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter and baby. 
45) Fortuna standing left, holding globe and rudder 
46) Fortuna standing left, holding patera and rudder 
47) Fortuna standing left, holding patera and rudder on globe 
48) Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia 
49) Funeral pyre, Faustina I riding biga right atop. 
50) Isis riding oncoming dog, holding sistrum 
51) Juno seated right, holding scepter
52) Juno standing left raising hand and skirt. 
53) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter
54) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to left. 
55) Juno standing left, holding torch and raising skirt 
56) Juno standing left, holding torch and scepter 
57) Juno standing left, holding torch in each hand 
58) Juno standing left, raising hand and holding torch 
59) Juno standing right, holding scepter 
60) Juno standing right, raising hand and holding scepter
61) Juno standing, facing, raising hand and holding scepter 
62) Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II standing, shaking hands; Concordia between them in background. 
63) Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopia
64) Pax standing, facing, holding branch and scepter 
65) Peacock advancing left 
66) Peacock advancing right 
67) Peacock standing, facing, with tail spread. 
68) Pietas standing left, raising hand and holding incense box 
69) Pietas standing left, raising hand over altar and holding incense box 
70) Pietas standing left, raising hands over altar 
71) Providentia standing left, holding globe and veil over head 
72) Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia 
73) Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter
74) Providentia standing left, raising hand and holding globe 
75) Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar 
76) Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter 
77) Salus standing left, holding snake and leaning on tree 
78) Star 
79) Temple with (6) columns. 
80) Temple with (6) columns; Faustina I seated within 
81) Throne; peacock in front, standing left 
82) Throne with scepter
83) Throne with scepter; peacock in front, facing. 
84) Throne with scepter; peacock in front, standing right. 
85) Throne with wreath and scepter
86) Throne with wreath and scepter; peacock to left, fruit basket to right. 
87) Venus standing left, holding apple and resting hand on shield
88) Venus standing left, holding arrow and bow 
89) Venus standing right, pulling dress and holding apple
90) Venus standing right, pulling veil and holding apple
91) Venus standing, facing, pulling veil and holding scepter
92) Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter 
93) Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter 
94) Vesta seated left, holding scepter 
95) Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and scepter 
96) Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and torch. 
97) Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and Palladium 
98) Vesta standing left, holding torch and Palladium 
99) Vesta standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding Palladium
100) Vesta standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding torch. 
101) Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm

 

Mint: 

 
1) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B2, O9, R17, T054 RIC 338 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 214 

 
 
2) B2, O1, R02, T047 RIC 349a (III, Antoninus Pius), BMC 285 
3) B2, O1, R32, T061 RIC 404c (III, Antoninus Pius
4) B2, O2, R20, T069 RIC 394c (III, Antoninus Pius), C 232 
5) B2, O3, R02, T080 RIC 354 (III, Antoninus Pius), BMC 83, C 64 
6) B2, O3, R03, T056 RIC 356 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 97 
7) B6, O3, R03, T057 RIC 375a (III, Antoninus Pius), BMC 406, C 76 

 
AR Denarius Reference(s) 
 
8) B2, O7, R05, T013 RIC 328a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 148 
9) B2, O9, R17, T054 RIC 338d (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4669, C 215 
10) B2, O9, R17, T083 RIC 339a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 214 
11) B2, O9, R30, T092 RIC 342a (III, Antoninus Pius
12) B9, O9, R17, T081 Tom Mullally collection 

 
 
13) B2, O1, R02, T073 RIC 350a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 35 
14) B2, O1, R02, T078 RIC 355 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 63 
15) B2, O1, R02, T091 RIC 346b (III, Antoninus Pius), C 41 
16) B2, O1, R06, T035 RIC 381b (III, Antoninus Pius), C 159 
17) B2, O1, R07, T058 RIC 382a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 32 
18) B2, O1, R09, T079 RIC 388 (III, Antoninus Pius
19) B2, O1, R20, T069 RIC 394 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4598, C 234 
20) B2, O1, R32, T012 RIC 404b (III, Antoninus Pius
21) B2, O3, R01, T080 RIC 343 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4573, C 1 
22) B2, O3, R02, T005 RIC 347 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4576, C 11 
23) B2, O3, R02, T046 RIC 348 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4577, C 6 
24) B2, O3, R02, T061 RIC 344 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4574, C 26 
25) B2, O3, R02, T071 RIC 351 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4578, C 32 
26) B2, O3, R02, T084 RIC 353a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 61 
27) B2, O3, R03, T010 RIC 360a (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4582 
28) B2, O3, R03, T012 RIC 358 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4581, C 94 
29) B2, O3, R03, T051 RIC 363 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 128 
30) B2, O3, R03, T055 RIC 362 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4584, C 104 
31) B2, O3, R03, T056 RIC 356 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 96 
32) B2, O3, R03, T059 RIC 361 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 101 
33) B2, O3, R03, T069 RIC 373 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4589, C 124 
34) B2, O3, R03, T082 RIC 377 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4590, C 131 
35) B2, O3, R03, T087 RIC 366 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 73 
36) B2, O3, R03, T092 RIC 400 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4601, C 291 
37) B2, O3, R03, T093 RIC 371 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4588, C 72 
38) B2, O3, R03, T095 RIC 369a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 109 
39) B2, O3, R03, T097 RIC 368 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 108 
40) B2, O3, R03, T099 RIC 370 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 116 
41) B2, O3, R04, T009 RIC 379a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 144 
42) B2, O3, R04, T010 RIC 378a (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4591 
43) B2, O3, R07, T058 RIC 382b (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4593, C 165 
44) B2, O3, R07, T066 RIC 384a (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4584, C 175 
45) B2, O3, R15, T053 RIC 391 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4597, C 209 
46) B2, O3, R23, T034 RIC 399 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 262 
47) B2, O5, R13, T020 
48) B3, O3, R07, T007 
49) B3, O3, R04, T010 RIC 359 (III, Antoninus Pius)  
50) B7, O1, R04, T027 RIC 387 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 181 
51) B7, O1, R20, T069 
52) B7, O3, R02, T061 RIC 345 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 27 
53) B7, O3, R02, T084 RIC 353b (III, Antoninus Pius), C 61 

 
 
54) B2, O1, R03, T010 RIC 1169 (III, Antoninus Pius
55) B2, O2, R07, T049 RIC 1135 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 186 
56) B2, O2, R15, T053 RIC 1143 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 210 
57) B2, O2, R20, T069 RIC 1146a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 240 
58) B2, O2, R20, T079 RIC 1147 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 254 
59) B2, O2, R32, T008 RIC 1141 (III, Antoninus Pius
60) B2, O2, R32, T041 RIC 1140 (III, Antoninus Pius
61) B2, O3, R02, T004 RIC 1103 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 15 
62) B2, O3, R02, T005 RIC 1105 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 12 
63) B2, O3, R02, T041 RIC 1113 (III, Antoninus Pius
64) B2, O3, R02, T061 RIC 1102 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 28 
65) B2, O3, R03, T011 RIC 1118 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 88 
66) B7, O2, R02, T073 RIC 1108 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 37 

 
 
67) B2, O2, R20, T069 C 241 

 
AE As 
 
68) B2, O8, R05, T013 RIC 1087 (III, Antoninus Pius
69) B2, O8, R05, T014 RIC 1086 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 149 
70) B2, O8, R05, T018 RIC 1088 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 152 
71) B2, O8, R17, T083 RIC 1092 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 226 
72) B2, O8, R28, T089 RIC 1097 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4685, C 152 

 
AE As (Posthumous)  
 

73) B2, O1, R02, T004  
74) B2, O1, R02, T069 C 343 
75) B2, O2, R02, T073 RIC 1163a (III, Antoninus Pius), C 38 
76) B2, O2, R19, T007 Exe: SC RIC 1191 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4654, C 258 
77) B2, O2, R20, T070  RIC 1194 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 252 
78) B2, O2, R20, T079 Exe: SC RIC 1195 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 255 
79) B2, O3, R02, T004 RIC 1156a (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4637, C 18 
80) B2, O3, R02, T073 RIC 1163b (III, Antoninus Pius
81) B2, O3, R03, T096 RIC 1178 (III, Antoninus Pius
82) B2, O3, R03, T099 RIC 1126 (III, Antoninus Pius), S 4619, C 117 
83) B2, O3, R03, T100 RIC 1180 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 118 
84) B7, O2, R32, T021 Exe: SC RIC 1199 (III, Antoninus Pius), C 276 

 

 

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