Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 11/16 in. (17.4 mm)

Weight: 3 g

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



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Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Inscrip. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Faustina II bust, draped, facing right. Hair is waved and balled behind head. Four bands of hair visible that converge on back of head and create a bun. Reverse: Inscrip. S-A-LVS. Standing female figure facing left. Right arm is by side, forearm extended parallel to floor with hand extended. A snake is coiled on the right side of the figure and upper section is extended up with the head almost resting in the hand of the figure. The tongue of the snake is extended parallel to the top of the hand. Left arm is by side, forearm is extended upwards at 45 degrees to horizontal, hand holding a staff which rests on the ground and stands vertically parallel to the figure.


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

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