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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2435
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carausius; Londinium
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  286-293
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  5.85
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1332. A. H. Baldwin, 1931.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Carausius, wearing radiate crown and extended sideburns, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Pax, draped, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and vertical sceptre in l.; F and O in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CHRHVSIVS P F HVC (Imperator Carausius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: Γ-H-X HV-ᴗ (Imperial Peace). In Exergue: MI

Bibliography:  RIC V 101

Notes:  According to RIC, the M[L] in the exergue of the reverse and the F and O in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Londinium.

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



Carausius
Roman

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