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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
Place made: Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Date made: 270-275
Diameter (cm): 2.15
Weight (g): 3.39
Axis (degrees): 315.00
Provenance: Haines 1497. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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.
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