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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)

Provenance

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

Mint

Hadrianopolis, Thrace

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.148

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins