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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2050
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Tacitus; Gaul
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  275-276
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1779. A. H. Baldwin, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Tacitus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Felicitas, draped, standing facing l. by altar, holding patera in r.and caduceus in l.; C and * in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CL THCITVS P F ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Claudius Tacitus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FLLICITAS S-ΛECVLI (The Age of Good Fortune).

Bibliography:  RIC V 21

Notes:  Traces of silvering, particularly on obverse. In accordance with RIC, the C and * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Gaul.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Gaul
Roman;Frankish


Tacitus
Roman
200
276
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