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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
|Maker(s):||Antoninus Pius (minted under)|
|Title:||Aureus of Faustina the Elder|
|Date Made:||ca. 155-161 CE|
|Place Made:||Europe; Italy; Rome|
|Measurements:||Diameter: 20.5 mm; 13/16 in; Weight: 7.31g|
|Accession Number: ||MH 2012.56|
|Credit Line:||Purchase with funds from Susan B. Matheson (Class of 1968) in honor of Wendy Watson||
Currently on view
Obverse: Bust of Faustina I draped, right, with hair elaborately waved and coiled, with bands across the head, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil on top.
Obverse legend: DIVA FAVSTINA
Reverse: Ceres, veiled, draped, standing left, holding two corn-ears downwards in right hand and tall, vertical lighted torch in left.
Reverse legend: CERES
ancient; archaeology; numismatics
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