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ID number:  BIRBI-R2255
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carinus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  283-285
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1822. A. H. Baldwin, 1934.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Carinus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, holding spear and shield with the head of Medusa (?) on it, facing l. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding spear in r. and globe in l.; D in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CHRINVS.P.F.AVG (Imperator Carinus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SHECVLI FELICITHS (Age of Good Fortune).

Bibliography:  RIC V 215

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

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Lugdunum
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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