Denarius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–176


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

12.535

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right, hair waved and fastened in bun on back of head.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Fecunditas, draped, standing front, head left, holding child on each arm, two more children, left and right at her sides, stretching up their arms to her.
 FECVNDAVGVSTAE

Provenance

By date unknown: Joseph H. Clark Collection; gift of Joseph H. Clark to MFA, June 6, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark