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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1723
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker:  Trajan Decius; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  249-251
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.87
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 671. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922. Acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
BIRBI-R1723.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Trajan Decius, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Genius, wearing polos on head, nude except for short cloak on shoulders, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopiae in l.; standard to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIHNVS ΛHCIVS AVG (Imperator Gaius Messius Quintus Trajan Decius Augustus). Reverse: GENIVS [XURC ILLXRICIHNI (To the Genius of the Army in Illyria).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 16

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Trajan Decius
Roman

251
Plevna Hoard



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