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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2362
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Colonia Claudia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.49
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 387. Presented by Mr Percy H. Webb, 1921.
BIRBI-R2362.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but radiate and cloaked, walking facing l., r. hand raised and holding whip in l.; P in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C POSΓVMVS P F AV... (Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: OΠI-E-N-S UVG (The Rising Sun of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC V 316

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the P in the field of the reverse is a mintmark (officina?) indicating Cologne.

3 Related People

Colonia Claudia
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Postumus
Roman

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