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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0803
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  M. Attius Balbus; Sardinia
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Sardinia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  38 BC
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.27
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Haines 2262. bt A. H. Baldwin & Co. 1943.
BIRBI-R0803.jpg

Description:  Obverse: head of M. Attius Balbus to l. Reverse: helmeted head of Sardus r., spear at shoulder

Inscriptions:  Obverse: [M] ATIVS ·BALBVS· PR (Marcus Attius Balbus, Prætor). Reverse: [SAR]D·PATER (Father Sardus)

Bibliography:  Michael Grant, From imperium to auctoritas: a historical study of æs coinage in the Roman Empire, 49 B.C.-A.D. 14 (Cambridge 1946), p. 150

3 Related People

M. Attius Balbus
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Sardinia
Roman;Sardinian;Aragonese;Italian


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