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Medallic sestertius with bust of Diva Faustina I, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina, draped, veiled, right. DIVAAVGVSTA FAVSTINA Reverse: Mausoleum or elaborate pyre in three stories, set on base: on top Faustina Ieft, with mantle floating above head, in biga, to right. CONSE CRATIO SC (in exergue)


By 1912: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 31, May 12ff., 1912, lot 1382); by date unknown: George Bauer Collection; by 1963: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 auction of the Bauer Collection, January 23, 1963, lot 1289); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161




Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 35.45 gm. Die Axis: 12

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