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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2647
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Diocletian; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  298-299
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  12.26
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2922. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Carthage, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding fruits in both hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MHXIMIHNVS NOB CHES (Maximian [Galerius], Noble Caesar). Reverse: SHLVIS HVCG EΓ CHESS FEL FHRT (Fortunate Carthage, for the Salvation of the two Emperors and two Caesars). In Exergue: RQ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 30B

Notes:  According to RIC, the Δ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Carthage.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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