Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius, (died A.D.141), posthumous issue, AE sestertius, Rome mint, issued 147 A.D., (25.44 g), obv. draped bust to right of Faustina with hair bound above head, around DIVA FAVSTINA, rev. AETERNITAS around, Aeternitas seated to left, holding Phoenix on globe and sceptre, S C in exergue, (S.4606, RIC 1103A, C.15). Attractive dark brown patination, good very fine and very scarce.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Noble Numismatics Sale 95, lot 5536 with tickets. Ex Cappenalle Collection and privately from Noble Numismatics previously from Hesperia Art in 1962 to Cornelius C. Vermeule III, whose Collection was sold in Triton III (lot 1709 part) for the benefit of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.