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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2125
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.85
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2426. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Fides, draped, standing facing l., holding two ensigns.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PROB-VS P F AVG (Imperator Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FIDES N-ILITIV (Loyalty of the Soldier). In Exergue: R [symbol] E

Bibliography:  RIC V 169 var.

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the R[symbol]E in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. The symbol is either an elongated star or a thunderbolt. As opposed to the RIC type, the obverse legend is a variation.

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Probus
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282
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
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