Aureus with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–176


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1018

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Salus, draped, seated left on throne, feeding snake out of patera in right hand.
 SALVTIAVGVSTAE

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (auction, June 13, 1952, lot 182); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $105.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour