Aureus with bust of deified Faustina the Elder

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 150


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

53.2018

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina I, diademed, draped, right.
DIVAFAV STINA
Reverse: Draped female (Venus?) standing left.
AVG V STA

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 815); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, $ 257.33

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour