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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2656
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):  2.40
Weight (g):  7.82
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2927. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
BIRBI-R2656.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., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; K P Δ in field, to l., to bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP G GHL VAL MHXIMIHNVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO IMP-ERΛTORIS (The Genius of the Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: ΛLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 101A

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

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Galerius
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