Sestertius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–176


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 24.03 gm.

Accession Number

92.122

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right, with hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines, and fastened in chignon low at back of head.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Juno, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; to left, peacock standing left, head turned back upwards to right.
IVNONI REGINAE left and right in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Miss Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury