Aureus with bust of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 152–156


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

53.2019

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, left, hair waved and fastened in a bun.
FAVSTINAAVG PIIAVGFIL
Reverse: Dove standing right.
 CONCORDIA

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 823 [as ex J. P. Morgan Collection]); September 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 333.36

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour