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Coin of Hadrianopolis with bust of Faustina II

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina II to right, hair in bun behind. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Empress (or Hera) stands to left, holding sceptre-staff and patera over flaming altar. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–175


Hadrianopolis, Thrace


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.20 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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