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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1191
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  140-144
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  24.39
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3135. Ex Bement Collection, Lot 809, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Antoninus Pius, draped and standing facing l., places crown on the smaller King of Armenia to l., and holds roll in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΛNǐONINVS ΛVG rɪ-SV P P ǐR P COS III (Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of the Fatherland, Tribune, Consul for the Third Time). Reverse: CEX ARMENɪIS DATVS (A King give to Armenia). In Exergue: S C (Translation disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 619.

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