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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2096
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  3.98
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1863. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Felicitas, draped, standing facing l., holding caduceus in r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP G M ΛVR PROBVS ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: FELICIT TEMP (The Good Fortune of the Times). In Exergue: [II]

Bibliography:  RIC V 74 var.

Notes:  Silvered. As opposed to RIC, the bust of Probus is both draped and cuirassed. In accordance with RIC, the [II] in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Lugdunum.

3 Related People

Probus
Roman
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282
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Lugdunum
Roman


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