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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 AD 141


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Faustina I

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Coins of Faustina I currently available

Coin image Faustina I
Silver denarius issued AD 147.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Bare-headed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left holding long torch.
Nearly Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00
Coin image Faustina I
Bronze as issued AD 139.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII PP, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia enthroned left holding patera, SC below.
Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Coin image 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
Coin image Faustina I
Silver denarius issued AD 147.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Bare-headed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: AETERNITAS, Juno standing left raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Very Fine   |   AUD $150.00