Faustina the Younger

Reece Period attributed: Period 8

Obverse image of a coin of Faustina the Younger

Member of the The Antonines dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 147 until 175.

Marcus Aurelius married Faustina the Younger in AD 145, due to the wishes of Antoninus Pius.

Faustina was reported to have been overcome with passion for a certain gladiator, and that her son Commodus was the product of this union and not her marriage with the emperor. At any rate, the empress was well-known for her passions, particularly for low-life sailors and gladiators. Marcus Aurelius never divorced her, however, out of respect for the wishes of his father. He considered that the empire was the dowry for which he married Faustina, and even promoted several of her known lovers.

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PAS record number: LEIC-ACE911

Record: LEIC-ACE911
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy sestertius of Faustina II, dating to the period AD 147-75 (Reece period 8). Reverse type unclear. Diameter: 33.0mm, thickne…
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PAS record number: BH-9823D6

Record: BH-9823D6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy dupondius or As of Faustina II, dating to the period AD 147 - 175 (Reece periods 7 or 8). S C reverse depicting Diana standing…
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PAS record number: HAMP-A36603

Record: HAMP-A36603
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman sestertius of Faustina II (AD 147-175, Reece period 8), issued after her death in AD 175. AETERNITAS reverse type depicting Aeternita…
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PAS record number: LIN-9F7BF5

Record: LIN-9F7BF5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina Junior, MATRI MAGNAE (Cybele seated left), mint of Rome, struck AD 161-75. RIC 706.
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PAS record number: BUC-799B96

Record: BUC-799B96
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy dupondius or as of Faustina II Reece period: 8 [161-180]. Mint or issue place: Rome (Italy). Obverse description: Female bust …
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Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label: Faustina the Younger
  • Full names:
    • Faustina the Younger
    • Faustina The Younger
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  • Definition: Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (Minor Latin for the Younger), Faustina Minor or Faustina the Younger (16 February between 125 and 130 – 175) was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honours after her death.
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  • Other title(s):
    • List of Roman and Byzantine Empresses
  • Came After:
    • Bruttia Crispina
  • Came before:
    • Faustina the Elder
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