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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2004
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severina; Aurelian; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.39
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1497. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, draped, standing facing l., and empress, draped and diademed, standing facing r., holding baton in l., sacrificing over altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP HVRELIHNVS HVC (Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: PI-ET-H-S HV-G (Imperial Piety). In Exergue: c.

Bibliography:  RIC V 138

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the c (S) in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Mediolanum. RIC suggests that the figure can be seen as a priest or a soldier as well.

4 Related People

Mediolanum
Roman; Ostrogothic


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Aurelian
Roman
214
275
Severina
Roman


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