Fausta          c.290 - 326 A.D.


Second wife of Constantine I and daughter of Maximianus. Fausta was blamed for presenting false accusations of intended rape against her by Crispus, her stepson. Constantine then had his son murdered as a result. When the plot was revealed Constantine avenged Crispus's innocence by having her boiled to death.


AE3 ca. 290--326 A.D.

18 mm.

Obv. FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG: Draped bust right

Rev. SPES REIPVBLICAE: Fausta standing head left, holding two children, Constantine II and


Van Meter 6