FAUSTINA SR.
Wife of Antoninus Pius

Reigned: 138-141 A.D.

  ANNIA GALERIA FAVSTINA, born about 100 to Rupilia Faustina and Marcus Annius Verus, married Antoninus Pius between 110 and 120. She is characterized as frivolous and perhaps unfaithful, but Pius seems to have loved her. They had two sons, Marcus Galerius and Marcus Aurelius Fulvus, and two daughters, Aurelia Fadilla and Annia Galeria Faustina (Faustina Jr.). When Pius became emperor on July 10, 138, she immediately became 'Augusta'. She died in 140 and was consecrated. Pius built a temple in her honor in the Roman Forum, which still stands, known as the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. (from MONETA, from www.numus.com)

The Denarii


Silver Denarius 16.3mm (3.58gm) Struck 139-141 A.D Rome

Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: IVNONI REGINAE Throne of Juno with peacock below.

RIC 339 var, RSC 221b, Strack 406    Tom Mullally Collection



Silver Denarius 18mm (3.23gm) Struck 141 A.D Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.

Rev: AED DIV FAVSTINAE. Hexastyle temple containing statue of Faustina.

RIC III 343 (A.Pius), SR 4573, VM 3. Mark Lehman Collection

 


Silver Denarius 18mm Struck after 141 A.D Rome

Obv: DIVS FAVSTINA Draped bust right, hair in a chignon behind head

Rev: AVGVSTA Ceres standing right holding scepter and ears of grain

RIC III 358     Kevin Ingleston Collection



Silver Denarius 17.4mm (3.49gm) Struck after 141 A.D. Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust right

Rev: AVGVSTA Ceres standing left, holding long torch and lifting fold of skirt.

RIC 362, Cohen 104, Sear 4584   Tom Mullally Collection



Silver Denarius 18mm Struck 148-161 A.D. Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right.

Rev: AVGVSTA - Juno veiled, seated right, and holding scepter.

RIC III, 363, Cohen 128     Harry Stewart Collection



Silver Denarius 17.3mm (2.77gm) Struck after 141 A.D. Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust right

Rev: CONSECRATIO Ceres standing left holding torch and right hand raised.

RIC 382b, Cohen 165, Sear 4593   Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius 18mm (2.91gm) Struck 138-141 A.D. Rome

Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA Diademed and draped bust right.

Rev: {anepigraphic} Ceres standing right, holding scepter and corn ears.

RIC 404b, BMC 327, Sear 4602   Tom Mullally Collection

 

The Sestertii


Orichalcum Sestertius 33mm Struck after 141 A.D Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.

Rev: IVNO S - C. Juno standing left holding patera and scepter

RIC III 1143(A.Pius), SR 4629,VM 22  
Harry Stewart Collection



Orichalcum Sestertius 32mm (22.28gm) Struck after 141 A.D Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.

Rev: IVNO S - C. Juno standing left holding patera and scepter

RIC III 1143(A.Pius), SR 4629,VM 22  
Mark Lehman Collection 

 


The Dupondii


Orichalcum Dupondius 26mm, 13.05gm Struck after 147 A.D Rome

Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right

Rev: AVGVSTA S - C, Vesta standing left holding long torch and palladium

RIC III 1177a.    Mark Lehman Collection