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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2503
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  288
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.03
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1926. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
BIRBI-R2503.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, naked, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and club and lion-skin in l.; B in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C VAL MHXIMIHNVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Valerius Maximian Augustus). Reverse: H-ERCVLI PHCIFERO (Hercules, the Peacemaker). In Exergue: SML

Bibliography:  RIC V 372

Notes:  According to RIC, the SML in the exergue of the reverse and the B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Maximian
Roman

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Lugdunum
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