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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2183
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):  3.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 568. W. S. Lincoln, 1923.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, walking facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and spear and shield in l.; I and * in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI HVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). Reverse: MHRT-I P-H-CIF (Mars, the Peacemaker). In Exergue: QXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 509

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the QXXI in the exergue of the reverse and the I and * 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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