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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2311
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.11
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 837. W. Gilbert, 1924.
BIRBI-R2311.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Galley to r., four rowers and steersman.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P P HVC (Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: LAETITIA AVG (Joy of the Emperor)

Bibliography:  RIC V 73 var.

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC type, the galley is to r. not l.

3 Related People

Lugdunum
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Postumus
Roman

269
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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