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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1197
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  140-144
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  10.77
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1089. In Paris, 1929.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Mars, helmeted, naked but for cloak on r. arm, holding spear in r. and round shield in l., descending r. through air to Rhea Silvia, who is asleep, reclining l., on the ground to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΛNTONINVS RVC RIVS x P (Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of the Fatherland). Reverse: TR.POT COS III S C (Tribune, Consul for the Third Time, S C; Translation disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 694a.

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