Sestertius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 152–154


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 24.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.496

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina II to left.
FAVSTINA AVGPIIAVGFIL
Reverse: Venus stands, head left, apple in right hand.
V E N VS in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Stack's; 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