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Aureus with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Reverse: Salus, draped, seated left on throne, feeding snake out of patera in right hand. SALVTIAVGVSTAE

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (auction, June 13, 1952, lot 182); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $105.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–176

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1018

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins