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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2018
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Siscia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.75
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2898. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding sceptre in l. and receiving orb in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG (Imperator Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSERV-ATORI (To Jupiter, the Protector). In Exergue: *Q.

Bibliography:  RIC V 227

Notes:  Traces of silvering around the bust. In accordance with RIC, the *Q in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Siscia.

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Aurelian
Roman
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Siscia
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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