Roman Empire. Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) for Diva Faustina I with an Important Scene. Æ Medallion 43,45 g, minted in Rome AD 147.
Extremely Rare - the Third Known Example!.
Obv: Draped Bust of the Empress right.
Rev: Diva Faustina stands right with a torch and raises her hand to receive seeds from Triptolemus, who drives a snake-wagon, below is Tellus with an outstretched hand.
Ref: Toynbee S. 93, Abb. 1; Coh. -; Gnecchi -. (not published in the standart Literature like Gnecchi and Cohen which shows the extreme rarity of this Medallion). Exceedingly Rare- the Third known example.
Pierced and slightly corroded but with the fantastic scene on the reverse and the portrait of the empress well visible, otherwise about near very fine with a natural brownish ''river'' patina. See Photo
The reverse representation is likely to belong to the Eleusinian myths circle.
Provenance: Ex Künker Auction.
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- Roman Empire
- Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) for Diva Faustina I
- Medallion (43,45 g.)
- Year/Period and Variation
- Rome, AD 147 - 3rd known example
- Pierced and slightly corroded