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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1878
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gallienus; Valerian I; Asia Minor
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Asia Minor
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  256-257
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  2.57
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3495. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
BIRBI-R1878.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Gallienus, wearing a radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; Victory, winged and draped, standing facing r., holding wreath out in r. and holding palm in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IIVIU CHLLIENVS HVC (Imperator Gallienus Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIΠ CE-UMHV (Victory over the Germans).

Bibliography:  RIC V 452 var. (Joint reign)

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC type, the Victory on the reverse is holding a palm in l.

4 Related People

Gallienus
Roman

268
Asia Minor
Roman;Byzantine;Islamic;Turkish


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Valerian I
Roman


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