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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2002
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1498. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, radiate and naked, with cloak, standing r. and head facing l., r. hand raised and holding globe in l.; captive at foot, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP AVRELIHNVS HVC (Imperator Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: ORI-E-NS AVG (The Rising Sun of the Emperor). In Exergue: S.

Bibliography:  RIC V 135

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the S in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Mediolanum.

3 Related People

Mediolanum
Roman; Ostrogothic


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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Aurelian
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