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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2173
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Ticinum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1897. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; Q in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). Reverse: PROVIDENT HVC (Foresight of the Emperor). In Exergue: SXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 491

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the SXXI in the exergue of the reverse and the Q in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Probus
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