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

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina, draped, right, wearing stephane. DIVAAVGVSTA FAVSTINA. Reverse: Eagle flies left carrying Faustina on its back. She holds scepter in her right hand. CON SE CR ATIO SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 8, 1972: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 141–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 35.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.75

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins