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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1486
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 222-228
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3426. Ing. J. Schreiner, 3, Franz Kanerplatz, Vienna, I, 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Libertas, draped and standing facing l., holding pileus in r. and cornucopiae in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M RVB SEV ^IEXΛND AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: LIBEP-TAS AVG (Generosity of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 156 var.

Notes:  The obverse figure is wearing a cuirass on this coin, unlike the RIC type.

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