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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2215
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Siscia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.75
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2436. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Mars, naked but cloaked and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l. over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS Γ F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS PRO-BI HVG (The Courage of Probus Augustus). In Exergue: XXIIII

Bibliography:  RIC V 810

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXIIII in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Siscia.

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Siscia
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Probus
Roman
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