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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
Place made: Rome
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.
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 ANTOINI 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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