User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Aureus with bust of Diva Faustina I, struck under Antoninus Pius

Start collecting

Obverse: Bust of Faustina, draped, right, hair elaborately coiled. DIVAFAV STINA Reverse: Ceres, veiled and draped, stands with head to left, holding torch in right hand, sceptre in left. AVGV STA

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1620

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins