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ID number:  BIRBI-R2226
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1909. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding sceptre in l. and receiving in r. Victory on globe, from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.; B in field, to bottom in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INIP C NI HVR PROBVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CLEΠΠENTIA T-EMP (A Time of Peace and Calm). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 922

Notes:  Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and the B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Antioch.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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