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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2220
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2440. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Emperor, wearing military attire, riding on horse facing l., raising r. and holding sceptre in l.; captive at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS PA-OBI HVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). Reverse: HDVENT…S PROBI HVC (Arrival of Probus Augustus). In Exergue: Γ

Bibliography:  RIC V 904

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the Γ in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Kyzikos.

3 Related People

Probus
Roman
236
282
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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