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ID number:  BIRBI-R2342
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Postumus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Dupondius
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  12.76
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0012B. A. H. Baldwin, July 1971, Ex Sir A. Fountain Collection.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, naked, standing facing l. in temple, holding club in r. and lion-skin in l.(?)

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M GH… LAT POSTVMVS P Γ IVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: HERC DEVS-OW...IVNSI (To Hercules of Deuson).

Bibliography:  RIC V 202

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