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Faustina I

Annia Galeria Faustina
Augusta (AD 138-141)

Faustina the Elder was the wife of the Emperor Antoninus Pius and the mother of Faustina the Younger who was married to another emperor, Marcus Aurelius. As Empress she was renowned for her mild and moderate behaviour and her virtue. She died while Antonius was still emperor in 141 AD


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Faustina I

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Coins of Faustina I currently available

Faustina I
Silver denarius issued AD 147-161.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Bare-headed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: AETERNITAS, Providentia holding globe and grasping billowing veil.<
Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00