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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2384
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.95
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1269. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, naked, standing facing r., leaning on club with l. with lion-skin.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP C POSTVHVO P ...UG (Imperator Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIDTVS EQVITU… (To the Courage of the Cavalry). In Exergue: c

Bibliography:  RIC V 389

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the [S] in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Mediolanum.

3 Related People

Mediolanum
Roman; Ostrogothic


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

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