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ID number:  BIRBI-R1268
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Faustina Minor; Commodus; Antoninus; Marcus Aurelius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  161-176
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  21.70
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3137. A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Faustina Minor, wearing diadem, with hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, curls on r., draped, facing r. Reverse: Throne (pulvinar), draped and ornamented, on which are two baby boys, Commodus and Antoninus, seated face to face, with stars above their heads.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FΛVSTINΛ ΛVGVSTΛ (Faustina Augusta). Reverse: SΔECVLI FELICIT S C (Happiness of the Age, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1665.

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