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ID number:  BIRBI-R2539
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Ticinum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  9.90
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1564. Ex Sir Charles Oman Collection, 1949.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive-branch in r. and mappa in l., facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing r., extending r. to Quies, draped, standing facing l., holding branch in r. and sceptre in l.; H in field, to l., and dots between the two figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D b DIOCLETIHNO FELICISSIMO SEN AVC (Our Lord Diocletian, Most Fortunate, Senior Augustus). Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES HVCC (Foresight of the Gods, Retirement of the Emperors). In Exergue: PT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 68A

Notes:  According to RIC, the PT in the exergue of the reverse and the [A] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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