Obverse: Draped bust facing right, FAVSTINA
Reverse: [FECUND]DITAS, standing to right
holding a sceptre and a child.
Annia Galeria Faustina was born about 127
A.D., daughter of Emperor Antoninus Pius
and Faustina the Elder. Hadian engaged her
to Lucius Verus; but when Pius became
Augustus on July 10, 138, he broke off the
union and engaged her to Marcus Aurelius.
Due to her youthful age, the wedding was
postponed several years until 145. Her first
of perhaps thirteen children (including future
Emperor Commodus) was born in November
of 147, when she received the title of
Augusta. She accompanied Aurelius on some
campaigns and trips, and was with him
when she died at Halala in Cappadocia in late
175. She was soon deified, and Halala was
re-founded as Faustinopolis.