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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1978.41

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins