Sestertius with bust of Annia Faustina, struck under Elagabalus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 221


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.1452

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Annia Faustina, laureate, draped, right.
ANNIAFAVSTI NAAVGVSTA
Reverse: Elagabalus and Annia Faustina clasping hands.
CONCORDIA in exergue: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 753); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)