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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2031
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Vaballathus; Zenobia; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-272
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.65
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 883. Spink, 1925.
BIRBI-R2031.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Head of Vabalathus, wearing laurel crown, draped, facing r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C HVRELIANVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Aurelian Augustus). In Exergue: Γ. Reverse: VHBALATHVS V C R I M D R (Vabalathus, attribution of initials disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC V 381

Notes:  This coin series was potentially struck by Zenobia in the name of her son, Vabalathus, for whom she was regent, as argued by P. Southern, 2008. Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen (London & New York, NY), 87. For discussion on V C R I M D R, see RIC V p.260. In accordance with RIC, the Γ in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Antioch.

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