Denarius

Faustina
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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141-unknown

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)

Weight: 2.9 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29344

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Inscrip. DIVA FAUSTINA. Bust, draped facing right. Hair is waved in several loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top. Reverse: Inscrip. AVGU-[ST]A. Vesta, veiled, standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar on left, holding palladium in right hand.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

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