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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1214
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Major; Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  138-141
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.70
Weight (g):  13.12
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 268. Presented by Mr. Percy H. Webb, 1929.
BIRBI-R1214.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Major, wearing hair waved and coiled on top of head, draped and facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped and facing standing r., with r. hand gathering up drapery from r. shoulder and holding apple in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΓΛVSTINA AVG AN-TONINI AVG PɪI P P (Faustina Augusta Antonina, Pious Augusta of the Father of the Fatherland) Reverse: VENERI.AVGVSTAE. S C (Of Imperial Venus, S.C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1097(a).

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Antoninus Pius
Roman
86
161
Faustina Major
Roman
c.100
140
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