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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1774
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Hostilian; Trajan Decius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  251
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  17.01
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1451. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Hostilian, bare, draped, facing r. Reverse: Hostilian, in military attire, standing facing l., holding standard in r. and spear reversed in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C HICI…OSTIC MES QVINTVS N C (Gaius Valens Hostilian Messius Quintus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: PHINCIPI IVUE.../HTIS S C (Prince of Youth; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 216a (Trajan Decius)

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Hostilian
Roman


Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Trajan Decius
Roman

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