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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: SWYOR-6BACAC

Record: SWYOR-6BACAC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy Roman coin; a sestertius of Faustina II or Lucilla, minted at Rome. Standing figure left holding possible cornucopia on the rever…
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PAS record number: CAM-658F98

Record: CAM-658F98
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy Sestertius of Faustina II, AD 161-175 (Reece period 8). Reverse legend is illegible. Reverse shows an unclear type. Mint is …
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PAS record number: CORN-68DFA9

Record: CORN-68DFA9
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy sestertius, probably of Faustina II, c.AD 161-176, with standing central figure on the reverse holding something in the left arm,…
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PAS record number: SUR-4082D7

Record: SUR-4082D7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A very worn Roman sestertius, probably of Faustina II, 147-175, Reece Period 8. The coin has a D-shaped flan.
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PAS record number: SUR-FDBBCC

Record: SUR-FDBBCC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A dupondius or as of Faustina II dating to the period AD 147-175 (Reece Period 8). The reverse type depicts a standing figure.
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  • Preferred label: Faustina the Younger
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  • Definition: Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (Minor is 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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    • List of Roman and Byzantine Empresses
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