As Faustina Senior - Vesta
FAUSTINA SENIOR (under ANTONINUS PIUS). AE As. Rome, after 141 AD (after 147 AD?).
Obv. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust right
Rv. AVGVSTA SC Vesta standing left, holding a long torch and the palladium on left arm.
Cohen 115 (2 F)
Nice shiny dark green patina.
Emmanuel de Vaissiere collection (Paris Drouot 15 February 1995).
Emmanuel de Vaissiere (1825-1911) was a sub-prefect of Mauriac at the time of Napoleon III, fond of literature, history, archeology and numismatics, a typical 19th cent. scholar. He resided in his chateau of Vasse', where he died on 15 February 1911, aged 87.