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ID number: BIRBI-R1877
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Gallienus; Valerian I; Asia Minor
Place made: Asia Minor
Date made: 255-256
Diameter (cm): 2.35
Weight (g): 4.31
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 3492. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gallienus, wearing a radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding spear in l. and receiving wreath, in r., from Victory, winged and draped, standing facing r. and holding palm in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IΛΠP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG (Imperator Gaius Publicus Licinius Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIC-TORIA AVC (Imperial Victory).
Bibliography: RIC V 450C var. (Joint reign)
Notes: As opposed to the RIC type, the Victory on the reverse is holding a palm in l.
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