About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the empress Faustina, wearing a veil and a diadem on her head.
On the back (reverse), the goddess Aeternitas (Eternity) is also depicted veiled. She holds a shallow dish called a patera in her right hand and a rudder in her left.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder
- Roman Empire (Minted in)
- Struck 141 CE–161 CE
- Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA Reverse: AETERNITAS
- Diam.: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
- William A. and Renda H. Lederer Endowment; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander and David Earle III funds; purchased with funds provided by the Classical Art Society