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Aureus with bust of deified Faustina the Elder

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina I, diademed, draped, right. DIVAFAV STINA Reverse: Draped female (Venus?) standing left. AVG V STA

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 815); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, $ 257.33

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

53.2018

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins