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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1220
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Minor; Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  145-161
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  31.10
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3138. G. Fallani, 58A Via dei Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Minor, draped and facing r., hair is elaborately dressed in horizontal lines with ringlets down front; stephane around head. Reverse: Laetitia, draped and standing frontally, head l., and holding wreath in extended r. and long sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: □ΛVSTINΛE AVO PɪI ΛV∩. [IL (Faustina Augusta, Pious Daughter of the Augustus). Reverse: LΛ[TITIΛE PV-BLICΛE S C (Joy of the Public, S C; Translation Disputed)

Bibliography:  RIC III 1378c.

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Faustina Minor
Roman
c. 130
175
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Antoninus Pius
Roman
86
161
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