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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1222
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Minor; Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  145-161
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  11.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 550. W. S. Lincoln, 1922.
BIRBI-R1222.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina the Younger, draped and facing r.; hair is elaborately dressed in horizontal lines with ringlets down front, and coiled in a chignon on back of head. Reverse: Venus, draped, veiled, and standing frontally, head r.; drawing back veil with r. and holding apple in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: τΛVSTɪNΛ AVC ANTO[]INI AVC PɪI FII (Faustina Augusta, Pious Daughter of Antoninus Augustus). Reverse: VE-_VS S C (Venus, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1410c.

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Faustina Minor
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