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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2535
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  301-303
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  7.94
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 831. W. Gilbert, 1924.
BIRBI-R2535.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, curiassed, facing l. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked and wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; altar at feet, to l., and S and F in field, to l. and r. of figure respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS ΛVC (Imperator Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: CENIↃ POP-VLI ΠONSHNI (To the Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: …C

Bibliography:  RIC VI 115A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [PL]C in the exergue of the reverse and the B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum.

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Lugdunum
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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