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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2029
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.68
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1468. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
BIRBI-R2029.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l. and globe in r. with Mars, wearing military attire and helmeted, holding spear in l. and globe in r.; B in field, to bottom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP HVRELIHNVS HVC (Imperator Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: ΠESTITVT-OR EXERCITI (To the Restorer of the Army). In Exergue: XXI.

Bibliography:  RIC V 366

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and the B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos.

3 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Aurelian
Roman
214
275
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