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Sestertius with bust of Diva Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Draped bust of Diva Faustina II to right. DIVAFAV STINAPIA Reverse: Empress standing, holding long lighted torch. SIDERIBVS RE CEPTA In field: S C

Provenance

Said to have been in the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; 1949: probably with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 211, partial); 1951-1953: probably with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2 and purchased at that time by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 176–180

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 27.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins