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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1270
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Mint of Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  175-180
Metal:  Brass
Weight (g):  26.18
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Description:  Reverse: Peacock. The peacock was the bird of Juno, Queen of the Gods. Faustina was the wife of Marcus Aurelius. When she died in 175 Marcus Aurelius had her deified. A temple was dedicated to her in Rome and the place of her death in Asia Minor was renamed Faustinopolis.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVAFAV STINAPIA (Divine Faustina Pius)
Reverse: CONSECRATIO S C (by permission of the Senate)
Obverse: Bust of Faustina.

Bibliography:  Mattingly, H, and Sydenham, E. The Roman Imperial Coinage Vol III, Antoninus Pius to Commodus (London 1962) Coin 1703.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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