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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

141

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the empress Faustina, facing right.

On the back, the goddess Ceres is depicted veiled and holding an ear of corn.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

Place

Milan (Minted in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

141 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: DIVA FAV ( ) Reverse: CE RES

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.8 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1289

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