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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3482
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Decentius; Magnentius; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  351-353
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.86
Weight (g):  3.70
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2589.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Decentius, facing r. cuirassed. Reverse: inscription surrounded by laurel wreath surmounted by Chi-Ro and held by two Victories.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …SAR (our lord Decentius Caesar). Reverse: VOT / V / MVL / X (prayers for 5 years of rule, more for the 10th anniversary). Peripheral: …C ET CAE (Victories of our lords Augustus and Caesar). Mint mark: …P (mint of Arelate).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 185

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Magnentius
Roman
303
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353
Arelate
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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