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Roman Empire. Faustina I, Diva and Galerius Antoninus. Æ Sestertius, Rome, for use in Cyprus, after ca. AD 146(?) - Les Andelys Collection

Roman Empire. Faustina I, Diva and Galerius Antoninus. Æ Sestertius, Rome, for use in Cyprus, after ca. AD 146(?) - Les Andelys Collection

Description
Roman Empire. Faustina I, Diva and Galerius Antoninus. Æ Sestertius, Rome, for use in Cyprus, after ca. AD 146(?) - Les Andelys Collection
Ungraded

Faustina I, Diva and Galerius Antoninus. AE 30, 19,87gr. of Cyprus. Probably Rome, for use in Cyprus, after ca. AD 146(?).
Obv: ΘEA ΦAY - CTEINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Rev: M ΓΑΛEPIOC ANTWNINOC AYTOKPATOPOC ANTWNINOY YIOC Bare-headed and draped bust of Galerius Antoninus right.
Ref: Cohen 2 (150 Fr.). Very rare

The only surviving portrait of Antoninus Pius son Galerius Antoninus, who died before Pius became emperor and whose epitaph from Hadrian's Mausoleum has come down to us, CIL VI 989. The style of this provincial issue proves that the dies used must have been cut by engravers of the mint of Rome

Provenance: Formerly private collection at Les Andelys, Normandy, France. Acquired by inheritance in 2021

Documents: An export license issued by the Ministry of culture of Spain will be provided as well as a certificate of authenticity.

Lot details
Culture/region
Roman Empire
Ruler/era
Faustina I, Diva and Galerius Antoninus
Metal
Æ
Denomination
Sestertius
Year/Period and Variation
Rome, for use in Cyprus, after ca. AD 146(?) - Les Andelys Collection
Condition
Ungraded
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