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Solidus with bust of Fausta, struck under Constantine I

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Obverse: Draped bust of Fausta, to the right FLAVMAX FAVSTAAVG Reverse: Fausta, in the guise of Salus, standing, holding infants (Constantine II and Constantius II) in her arms SALVSREI PVBLICAE; in exergue: SMT

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson collection, Paris, France (Jameson, vol. 2: Monnaies impériales romaines [1913], no. 356 and pl. 16); by date unknown: Giuseppe Mazzini (b. 1883) collection, Torino, Italy (G. Mazzini, Monete imperiali Romane, vol. 5 [1957-8], p. 105, no. 5 and pl. 30); by 1991: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (Auction 27, Helmsley Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, December 4-5, 1991, lot 192); by 2008: with Stack's, 110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (Moneta Imperii Romani Byzantini [auction], January 12, 2009, lot 3004); 2009: with B&H Kreindler, New York, NY; consigned to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 17, 2009: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 324

Mint

Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2009.2288

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins