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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. DIVA FAVSTINA Reverse: Enthroned Faustina on car pulled to the left by two elephants driven by mahouts. Above: AETERNITAS; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with S. Boutin, Paris; August 1949: purchased from S. Boutin by Cornelius C, Vermeule III; 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: 32 mm. Weight: 23.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.493

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins