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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

after 141

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Empress Faustina the Elder, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts Eternity (or the goddess Juno), standing facing left.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

141 CE–476 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA Reverse: AETERNITAS

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.13 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1003

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