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DIVA FAUSTINA JUNIOR. Commemorative denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius. Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right. Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Altar with closed doors. Diameter: 19mm RIC III : 746 Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.

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