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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2281
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Numerian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  283-284
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.79
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 569. W. S. Lincoln, 1923.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Numerian, wearing radiate crown and short beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but cloaked and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l. over shoulder; C in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Numerian Augustus). Reverse: MARS VICT-OR (Mars, the Victor).

Bibliography:  RIC V 388

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

3 Related People

Numerian
Roman

284
Lugdunum
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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