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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1215
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Major; Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  141
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  22.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1417. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Major, wearing hair waved and coiled on top of head, draped and facing r. Reverse: Ceres, veiled and draped, standing facing l., holding corn-ears downwards in r. and long torch, vertical, in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVA FΛVSTINΛ (Divine Faustina) Reverse: CERES S C (Ceres, S.C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1128a.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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Faustina Major
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