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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2548
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Diocletian; Siscia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  301
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  12.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 330. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest - From a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Moneta, draped, standing facing l., holding scales in r. and cornucopia in l.; * and Γ in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SACRA MONET AVCC ET CHESS NOSTR (The Sacred Money of our two Emperors and two Caesars). In Exergue: ...S

Bibliography:  RIC VI 134A

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the [SI]S in the exergue of the reverse and * Γ in the field of the exergue are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Siscia.

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Crete Hoard



Siscia
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Diocletian
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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