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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2026
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Serdica
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Bulgaria, Sofia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  3.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3968. A. H. Baldwin, 1963.
BIRBI-R2026.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding sceptre in l. and receiving orb in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP HVRELIHNVS P AVG (Imperator Aurelian Pius Augustus). Reverse: ΓOVI COn-SER (To Jupiter, the Protector). In Exergue: S.

Bibliography:  RIC V 264

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the S in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Siscia.

3 Related People

Aurelian
Roman
214
275
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Serdica
Roman; Byzantine; Bulgarian


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