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Sestertius with bust of Annia Faustina, struck under Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Annia Faustina, laureate, draped, right. ANNIAFAVSTI NAAVGVSTA Reverse: Elagabalus and Annia Faustina clasping hands. CONCORDIA in exergue: SC


By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 753); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 221




Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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