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

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Obverse: Bust of Diva Faustina II, right, hair knotted low on neck. DIVAFAV STINAPIA Reverse: Faustina, draped, with veil floating in semicircle behind head, borne aloft by peacock soaring right, with wings spread. CONSEC RATIO S C (in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Henry Platt Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-21, 1950, lot 1555, partial); purchased at Glendining & Co. auction of Hall Collection by Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; sold by Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. to MFA, September 11, 1952, for $45.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 176–180

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

52.1028

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins