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

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina, draped, right; the hair is elaborately waved and coiled, with bands across. DIVA FAVSTINA Reverse: Throne, draped and ornamented, against which rests transverse sceptre, pointing up right; in front, peacock standing right. AETER NITAS

Provenance

Source Unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.13 gm.

Accession Number

32.1226

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins