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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.

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Faustina Sr

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