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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2087
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1873. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and spear in l.; shield at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: MΛRTI PHCIFERO (Mars, the Peacemaker). In Exergue: II

Bibliography:  RIC V 42

Notes:  Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the II in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Lugdunum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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