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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1897
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Valerian II; Gallienus; Valerian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  254-255
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.55
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1201. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
BIRBI-R1897.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Valerian, wearing a radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Spes, draped, standing facing l., holding flower in r. and raising robe with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VΛLERIANVS NOBIL CNES (Valerian Noble Caesar). Reverse: SPES DVBLICH (Hope of the [Roman] Public).

Bibliography:  RIC V 52 var.

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC type, Spes is standing rather than walking.

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Valerian II
Roman

258
Antioch



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Roman


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Roman

268
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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