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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
Place made: Europe: Italy, Rome
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.
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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