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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2112
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):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.25
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3971. A. H. Baldwin, 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Minerva, draped and helmeted, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and spear in l., l. hand on shield; A in field to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M ΛVR PROBVS ΛVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: COMb-S AVG (Companion of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC V 115

Notes:  Traces of silvering. In accordance with RIC, the A in the field of the reverse is a mintmark (officina) indicating Lugdunum.

3 Related People

Probus
Roman
236
282
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Lugdunum
Roman


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