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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1448
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker:  Elagabalus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  218-222
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  5.02
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 2628. From the Dorchester Hoard. Purchased from Mr. C. W. Peck at nominal prices, 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Elagbalus, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Salus, draped and standing facing r., feeding a snake which she holds in her arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES M ΛVR ANTONINVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus). Reverse: SALVS ANTONINI AVG (Health of the Emperor Antoninus).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 138F

4 Related People

Elagabalus
Roman
c.203
222
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Dorchester Hoard



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