Today we introduce you a majestic aureus of Faustina the Elder, with the mythical goddes Fortuna on reverse, that will be auction in our Floor Auction 50, that will be hold on February 5th, 2020 in Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel in Madrid.
Magnificent portrait of Faustina the Elder. Her exquisite hairstyle, adorned with pearls, her long neck and quiet face reflect great majesty.
Her allegory used to be the wheel of fortune, some kind of roulette, which referred to the fate or the randomness of good or bad fortune. In our portrait the roulette has been replaced by a celestial globe, whose perpetual motion also announces good fortune; and, to emphasize this, she takes over the helm which lets her conduct the humankind´s fate.