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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1216
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):  3.20
Weight (g):  26.13
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1843. Ex L. G. P. Messenger Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Major, wearing hair waved and coiled on top of head, draped and facing r. Reverse: Mausoleum or pyre in three stories, set on a base; on top, Faustina, with mantle floating above head, in biga, facing r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVA AVGVSTA FΛVSTINΛ (Divine Augusta Faustina) Reverse: … UNSE … ɪɪc (Consecrated). In Exergue: r - (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1135a.

4 Related People

Faustina Major
Roman
c.100
140
Antoninus Pius
Roman
86
161
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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