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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2140
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  2.89
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1888. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
BIRBI-R2140.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed and wearing imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Sol, naked but radiate, riding facing l. in quadriga, raising r. hand and holding whip in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PRO-BVS HVC (Imperator Probus Augustus). Reverse: SOL-I I-NVICT-O (The Invincible Sol). In Exergue: RůB

Bibliography:  RIC V 202

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the RůB in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. RIC does not note that the figure of Sol raises r. hand, though it does note this for other types with Sol on reverse.

3 Related People

Probus
Roman
236
282
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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