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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2165
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Ticinum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.35
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1896. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Mars, naked but helmeted and cloaked, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l. over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI HVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). Reverse: VIRTV-S AVC (Courage of the Emperor). In Exergue: P…T

Bibliography:  RIC V 430

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the P[XX]T in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ticinum.

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Probus
Roman
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282
Ticinum



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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