Roman Empire - Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) for Faustina II. Bronze sestertius (21,80 g. 32 mm.). Minted in Rome, AD 160-161.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust of Faustina to right.
FECVND AVGVSTAE S C, Faustina as Fecunditas standing left between two girls, and holding two infants in her arms. BMCRE 902. Cohen 96. RIC 1635.
The sestertius commemorates the birth of a fourth surviving child, a fourth daughter, to Faustina and Marcus Aurelius. The tallest girl, on ground at right, is Lucilla, later to marry Lucius Verus. The same childbirth is celebrated with a similar type on dated aurei and bronze coins of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Caesar.
Good very fine condition. Green original patina.
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- Empire romain
- Faustina II (Augusta, AD 147-175)
- Métaux précieux
- Année / Période et Variation
- Rome, AD 161. FECVND AVGVSTAE S C, Faustina as Fecunditas between child
- Non gradé(e)