From Art to Artifact:  Making Sense of Roman Coins

The Coins of Sabina

What Did Sabina Look Like?




Variations on Sabina’s portrait are due to the choices of the engraving artist rather than geographical or chronological trends. Her portraiture on coins varies widely. Some feature idealized portraits like the one above, and others show more realistic
versions of her features, like the exhibit coin on the left-hand page.