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Denarius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right, hair waved and fastened in bun on back of head. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Reverse: Fecunditas, draped, standing front, head left, holding child on each arm, two more children, left and right at her sides, stretching up their arms to her. FECVNDAVGVSTAE

Provenance

By date unknown: Joseph H. Clark Collection; gift of Joseph H. Clark to MFA, June 6, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–176

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

12.535

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins