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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2655
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  7.30
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2925. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
BIRBI-R2655.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing laurel wreath, with divergent ties and pointed truncation (α), 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 P Γ in field, to l., to bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CAL VΠL HHXIMIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GENIO IMPE-RHTORIS (The Genius of the Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: HLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 101A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue of the reverse and the K P Γ (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Galerius
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
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