Sestertius with bust of Faustina I, struck under Antoninus Pius
about A.D. 138–141
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 24.97 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina, right.
Reverse: Venus standing right drawing her drapery over her shoulder with her right hand, holding apple in left.
VENERI AVGVSTAE S C (left and right in field)
By 1925: with Leo Hamburger, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction, October 19, 1925, lot 1016); by 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)