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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
Place made: Rome
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.
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).
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