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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1269
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Minor; Marcus Aurelius; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  161-176
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  10.75
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 492. A. H. Baldwin, 1921.
BIRBI-R1269.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Minor, wearing diadem, with hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, curls on r., draped, facing r. Reverse: Salus, draped and seated facing l. on low seat, feeding from patera in r. snake coiled round altar to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FΛVSTINΛ ΛVGVSTΛ (Faustina Augusta). Reverse: SΛLVTI ΛVGVSTΛ[ (The Health of the Empress). In Exergue: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1671.

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Faustina Minor
Roman
c. 130
175
Marcus Aurelius
Roman
121
180
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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