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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2053
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:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.92
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 90. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Tacitus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l. carried over shoulder; B and * in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CL TACITVS AVG (Imperator Claudius Tacitus Augustus). Reverse: MRRS VICTOR (To Mars, The Bringer of Victory).

Bibliography:  RIC V 30

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the B and * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Gaul.

3 Related People

Gaul
Roman;Frankish


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Tacitus
Roman
200
276
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