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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2652
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Diocletian; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  300-301
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  9.82
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 482. Ex Sir Charles Oman Collection, 1949.
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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.; K V Z in field, to l., to bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: GHL VHL MAXIMIHNVS NOB CHES (Galerius Valerius Maximian, Noble Caesar). Reverse: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: ANT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 55B

Notes:  According to RIC, the ANT in the exergue of the reverse and the K V Z (anti-clockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Antioch.

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