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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2648
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  7.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2939. 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: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CHL VHL MHXIMIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Caeser Galerius Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO HV-CVSTI CMH[ligatured] (The Genius of the Emperor, ). In Exergue: SNNA

Bibliography:  RIC VI 54A

Notes:  According to RIC, the S[N]NA in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Nikomedia. The ligatured mark at the end of the reverse legend is arguably a value mark: Hendy 'Studies' 1985, 463.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Galerius
Roman

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