Denarius

Faustina
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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161-175

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)

Weight: 3.3 g

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

27.1.29355

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Inscrip. FAVSTIN[A] AVG PII AVG FIL. Faustina Jr. draped bust facing right. Hair is braided and coiled on the back of the head. Headband wrapped over crest of head and beneath coil. Reverse: Inscrip. VE-NVS. Venus standing, togate, facing left. Right arm is extended, holding a globe in hand. Left arm is by side, forearm is parallel to ground, hand resting on (?)

Provenance

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

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