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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2219
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Serdica
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Bulgaria, Sofia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.68
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2439. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Emperor, wearing military attire, riding on horse facing l., raising r. and holding sceptre in l.; captive at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP C M AVR PROBVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI HVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). In Exergue: KHΔ

Bibliography:  RIC V 886

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the K[A]Δ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Serdica.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Probus
Roman
236
282
Serdica
Roman; Byzantine; Bulgarian


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