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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1992
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1851. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, radiate and naked, walking facing l., r. hand raised and holding globe in l., treading down one of two captives tied either side of him.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP HVRELIANVS HVG (Imperator Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: ORIENS HVG (The Rising Sun of the Emperor). In Exergue: SXXI.

Bibliography:  RIC V 62

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

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Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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