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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3456
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Magnentius; Treveri
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Trier
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  350-353
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.22
Weight (g):  4.93
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3553. Purchased in Paris, 1957.
BIRBI-R3456.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Magnentius, facing r. draped, cuirassed. Reverse: horse rider with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand spearing kneeling figure. Under the horse a shield and a broken spear.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N MHCNEN ENTIVN ΛVG (our lord Magnentius Augustus). Reverse: GLORI ROMIIRORVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: TRS [upturned crescent] (mint of Treveri).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 271 var.

Notes:  Obverse inscription reads MAGNENENTIVS instead of MAGNENTIVS.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Magnentius
Roman
303
353
Treveri
Roman


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