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

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina I, draped and veiled, left. DIVAFAV STINA Reverse: Ceres stands left, holding two torches. AV G V STA

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 883); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.18 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

67.1012

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins