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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1819
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Valerian I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  258
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1194. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Valerian, wearing radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Vulcan, standing facing l., in temple holding hammer in r. and pincers in l.; at foot, anvil.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VHLERIHNVS P F AVG (Valerian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: DEO VO-LKΛNO (The God Vulcan).

Bibliography:  RIC V 5

Notes:  Reverse likely refers to Valerian restoring the temple of Vulcan in Rome.

3 Related People

Lugdunum
Roman


Valerian I
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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