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ID number:  BIRBI-R2221
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.49
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1905. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Victoria, draped and winged, standing facing r., holding palm in l. and presenting laurel wreath in r. to emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding spear in l.; P in field, between the figures at the bottom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M HVR PROBVS HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: CONCO-RDIH MILITVM (Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: XXIMC

Bibliography:  RIC V 908

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXIMC in the exergue of the reverse and the P in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) 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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