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.

Latest examples recorded with images

We have recorded 428 examples.

PAS record number: HAMP-669738

Record: HAMP-669738
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman dupondius or as of Faustina II (AD 147-75), an unidentified female figure to the reverse, standing right, with right hand raised. Mint…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

PAS record number: BM-0FB6C9

Record: BM-0FB6C9
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy sestertius of Faustina II (AD 147-75) under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61), dating to AD 147-61 (Reece Period 7), AVGVSTI PII FIL, Vi…
Workflow: PublishedFind validated and published by finds advisers

PAS record number: NMGW-FCB2A2

Record: NMGW-FCB2A2
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman silver coin Faustina II (wife of Marcus Aurelius, d. AD 175) denarius, Rome AVGVSTI PII FIL; Spes standing left RIC (A. Pius) 497 (c.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

PAS record number: WAW-668EEA

Record: WAW-668EEA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman coin: A copper-alloy sesterius of Faustina II dating to the period AD 161 (Reece Period 7). AVGVSTI PII FIL reverse depicting Venus stan…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

PAS record number: LIN-53F5C4

Record: LIN-53F5C4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman denarius of Faustina Junior (under Marcus Aurelius), SAECVLI FELICIT (throne with twins), struck Rome AD 161. RIC 712.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Other resources about Faustina the Younger

View all coins recorded by the scheme attributed to Faustina the Younger.

Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label: Faustina the Younger
  • Full names:
    • Faustina the Younger
  • Title:
  • Predecessor:
  • Successor:
  • 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.
  • Parents:
  • Birth place: Rome, Roman Empire
  • Death place:
  • Spouse:
  • Other title(s):
    • List of Roman and Byzantine Empresses
  • Came After:
    • Came before:
      • Subjects on wikipedia:

      Notable commands

        Commander during battles

          Monumental building

            This page is available in: xml json rdf representations.

            Social Bookmarking: