Sestertius with bust of Diva Faustina I, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 141–161


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 35.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.75

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina, draped, right, wearing stephane.
DIVAAVGVSTA FAVSTINA.
Reverse: Eagle flies left carrying Faustina on its back. She holds a scepter in her right hand.
CON SE CR ATIO SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 8, 1972: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour