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ID number: BIRBI-R2041
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Aurelian; Severina; Rome
Place made: Europe: Italy, Rome
Date made: 270-275
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.00
Weight (g): 3.84
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 1469. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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: S□VERI-NH AVO (Severina Augusta). Reverse: VENVS CELIX (To Venus, who brings Fortune). In Exergue: ∆
Bibliography: RIC V 6
Notes: On the obverse, there are two lines on the upper neck of Severina, likely from the die, but not unique to a singular die. In accordance with RIC, the ∆ in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Rome.
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