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Coin of Sardis with bust of Faustina I, struck under Claudius Fronto

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Temple, with six columns, in which stands cuirassed figure left holding sceptre or spear. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., October 14, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 138–141

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1937

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins