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Sestertius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina II to left. FAVSTINA AVGPIIAVGFIL Reverse: Venus stands, head left, apple in right hand. V E N VS in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Stack's; 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, about A.D. 152–154

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 24.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.496

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins