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Faustina the Elder and Antoninus Pius

Circular medal of Faustina the Elder and Antoninus Pius. Obverse: Profile bust of a Faustina looking to proper right, hair braided and coiled, cloak fastened with bulla on shoulder; inscribed at edge "DIVAAVGVSTA DIVAE FAVSTINA". Reverse: A bearded Antoninus Pius seated at proper left,...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DIVAAVGVSTA DIVAE FAVSTINA". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DIVA FAVSTINA DIVS ANTONINVS" and in exergue "S C".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw

Italian, about 1475–1500

Place of Manufacture

Milan, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 735. Kress 204.

Accession Number

21.1873

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals