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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2040
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Severina; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.24
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 961. P. Meinser, Dinan, Côtes du Nord, France, 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severina, wearing diadem, draped, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped, standing facing l., holding seated figure (possibly Cupid) in r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SEVERI-NH AVG (Severina Augusta). Reverse: VEN-VS F-ELIX (To Venus, who brings Fortune). In Exergue: S

Bibliography:  RIC V 6

Notes:  On the obverse, there are two lines on the neck of Severina, likely from the die, but not unique to a singular die. In accordance with RIC, the S in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Rome.

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


Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Aurelian
Roman
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