Sestertius with bust of Diva Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 176–180


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 27.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Diva Faustina II to right.
DIVAFAV STINAPIA
Reverse: Empress standing, holding long lighted torch.
SIDERIBVS RE CEPTA In field: S C

Provenance

Said to have been in the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; 1949: probably with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 211, partial); 1951-1953: probably with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2 and purchased at that time by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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