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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.255
People
Faustina II, Roman (r. 161-175)
Title
Aureus of Faustina II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
147-150 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196160
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.38 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
  • Reverse Inscription: VENVS
Provenance
From the H. Montagu Colection, Rollin & Feuardent, 1896, lot 416
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf. BMC iv, no. 1063, p. 161, pl. 23.1; for the date BMC iv, introduction, xliv
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.255
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Faustina, draped, to r., hair elaborately dressed in horizontal waves at the front, and coiled up in a bun, pearl diadem;
Rev.: Venus, standing, facng l., holding apple in r. hand, and a rudder set on dolphin, which coils around it
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973), p.151

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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