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Aureus with bust of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, left, hair waved and fastened in a bun. FAVSTINAAVG PIIAVGFIL Reverse: Dove standing right. CONCORDIA

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 823 [as ex J. P. Morgan Collection]); September 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 333.36

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 152–156

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

53.2019

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins