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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1768
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Hostilian; Trajan Decius; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  251
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.86
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1249. Spink, 1930.
BIRBI-R1768.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Hostilian, wearing radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, advancing facing r., holding spear in r. and shield in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C VAL...ΔIS UOSTIL NIES QVINTVS N C (Gaius Valens Hostilian Messius Quintus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: MHRTI PROPVGNATORI (Mars, the Defender).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 177b (Trajan Decius)

4 Related People

Hostilian
Roman


Trajan Decius
Roman

251
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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