Denarius

Faustina, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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141-unknown

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)

Weight: 2.7 g

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

27.1.29345

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Incrip. DIVA AVG FAVSTINA. Bust, draped, facing right. Hair is waved in several loops round head and then drawn up and coiled on top. Reverse: Inscrip. AETER-NITAS. Venus standing right, with right hand about to draw veil from face and holding scepter in left. (?)

Provenance

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

Old Number

hn 262

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