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ID number: BIRBI-R2042
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): 1.95
Weight (g): 2.19
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2828. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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.; Γ in field, to r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: SEVERI-NH AVG (Severina Augusta). Reverse: VLN-V-S FELIX (To Venus, who brings Fortune). In Exergue: VSV
Bibliography: RIC V 6
Notes: In accordance with RIC, the VSV in the exergue of the reverse and the Γ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Rome.
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