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: GLO-B72FD4

Record: GLO-B72FD4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Sestertius of Faustina II. AD 147-175. (Reese 8) draped bust right [FAVSTINA AVGVSTA] / female figure standing [...]
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PAS record number: NMGW-392C7F

Record: NMGW-392C7F
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin Cat counterfeit as or dupondius of Faustina II Reverse: CE RES / S C; standing left Type as RIC (M.A.) 1619 4.89g
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PAS record number: NMGW-391B9D

Record: NMGW-391B9D
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin Probably Faustina II sestertius but otherwise uncertain 17.4g, much worn and corroded
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PAS record number: BERK-11365C

Record: BERK-11365C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn copper alloy Roman sestertius of Faustina Junior (d. AD 175), minted during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Reece period 8; probably DIAN…
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PAS record number: WILT-0BC385

Record: WILT-0BC385
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy sestertius of Faustina II dating to AD 147-175 (Reece period 8). Uncertain reverse type and mint.
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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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