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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2064
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Tacitus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  275-276
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.01
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1859. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Tacitus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Spes, draped, walking facing l., holding flower in r. and raising robe with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CL THCITVS HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus). Reverse: SPES P-VBLICA (Hope of the [Roman] Public). In Exergue: XXIE

Bibliography:  RIC V 94

Notes:  Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the XXIE in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Tacitus
Roman
200
276
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