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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1430
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Macrinus; Diadumenian; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  217-218
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.30
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2205. Seaby, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diadumenian, bare, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Spes, walking facing l., holding flower in r. and raising her skirt with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M dPEL ANT DIADVMENIΛN CΛES (Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenian Caesar). Reverse: SPES PVBLICA (Hope of the Public).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 117 (Macrinus)

Notes:  There appears to be no clear difference between RIC type 116B and 117. We have opted to identify this coin as 117 based on previous choices.

4 Related People

Diadumenian
Roman
208
218
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Macrinus
Roman
c.165
218
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