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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2300
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  262
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.92
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1054. Seaby, 1929.
BIRBI-R2300.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but cloaked and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l. over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P P HVG (Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P M TA P IIII COS III P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Fourth Time, Consul for the Third Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC V 57

Notes:  Silvered.

3 Related People

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

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