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Roman Empire

Ruler: Faustina Senior: wife of Antoninus Pius
Reigned: died 140 AD
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 145 AD
Obverse: Draped bust right. "DIVA AVG FAVSTINA"[1]
Reverse: Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense on lighted altar and holding box."PIETAS AVG."
Reference: RSC 234, RCVM 4598, RIC 39a
Weight: 3.5 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm
Comment: [1] = "DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA" = Goddess (i.e. deceased) Faustina, wife of the Emperor

Annia Galeria FAUSTINA I or Senior - wife of Antoninus Pius

  • She was the daughter of M. Annius Verus, the consul of 126, and she married Antoninus before his accession.
  • She bore him two sons and two daughters of whom one was Faustina II.
  • She died in 140/1 and Antoninus had her consecrated.

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