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Bronze Coin of Empress Faustina Junior - LC.011
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 161 AD to 175 AD

Collection: Roman Coins
Style: Roman Imperial
Medium: Bronze

Additional Information: 23.3g.
Location: Great Britain
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Obverse: Draped bust facing right, FAVSTINA AVGVSTA.

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. - (LC.011)


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