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

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 141–161


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.493

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina I to right.
DIVA FAVSTINA
Reverse: Enthroned Faustina on car pulled to the left by two elephants driven by mahouts.
Above: AETERNITAS in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with S. Boutin, Paris; August 1949: purchased from S. Boutin by Cornelius C, Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III