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Sestertius with bust of Faustina I, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina, right. FAVSTINAAVGAN TONINIAVGPIIPP Reverse: Venus standing right drawing her drapery over her shoulder with her right hand, holding apple in left. VENERI AVGVSTAE S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1925: with Leo Hamburger, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction, October 19, 1925, lot 1016); by 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 138–141

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 24.97 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

35.274

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins