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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0491
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  C. Marcius Censorinus; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  88BC
Metal:  Bronze
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  10.70
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 2490. bt Spink 1949.
BIRBI-R0491.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Jugate head of a bearded Numa Pompilius, wearing a head-band, and a non-bearded Ancus Marius. Reverse: Two arches; beneath left arch, a spiral column bearing a statue of Victory; protruding from right arch is a prow.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: from right to left - ANCVS MAR CI ...PILI. Reverse: Above the arches - ...ENSO; below the arches - ...OMA.

Bibliography:  RRCI 346/3

Notes:  Crawford (p.361) suggests the arches represent ship-sheds at the port of Ostia.

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
C. Marcius Censorinus
Roman


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