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Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Faustina II

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina II to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: The Three Graces standing, the one at the left holding an apple, the one at the right holding corn ears. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1999: with Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich, Germany (Dieter Gorny Auktion 96, June 7, 1999, lot 350); purchased on behalf of MFA at Dieter Gorny auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 15, 1999: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–180

Mint

Philadelphia, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 18.86 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1999.258

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins