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

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I to right. DIVAAVGVSTA FAVSTINA Reverse: Victory flying right with Faustina on her back. In field: CONSECRA/TIO/SC

Provenance

Said to be from the Fitzwilliam collection; by 1959: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.492

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins