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ID number:  BIRBI-R2238
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  282-283
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.16
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3143. A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Carus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Victoria, draped and winged, standing facing l. on globe, holding laurel wreath in r. and palm in l., with captives to l. and r. of globe; A in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS CARI AVG (The Courage of Carus Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA ΛVGG (Imperial Victory).

Bibliography:  RIC V 24

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the A in the field of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Lugdunum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
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