Coin of Sardis with bust of Faustina I, struck under Claudius Fronto

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–141


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1937

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Temple, with six columns, in which stands cuirassed figure left holding sceptre or spear.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., October 14, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour