Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

A work made of gold.
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Date:

AD 141/61, issued by Antoninus Pius

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Faustina right, veiled and diademed
Inscribed: DIVA FAVSTINA

Reverse: Aeternitas stands left, veiled, holding patera in outstretched right hand, rudder in left; globe rests at base of rudder
Inscribed: AETERNITAS

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

141 AD–161 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA Reverse: AETERNITAS

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.26 g

Credit Line

William A. and Renda H. Lederer Endowment; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander and David Earle III funds; restricted gift of the Classical Art Society

Reference Number

2004.145

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