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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2315
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.73
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1282. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Pax, draped, walking facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP G POSTVMVS P H HVG (Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: PAX HV-G (Imperial Peace).

Bibliography:  RIC V 78 var.

Notes:  Traces of silvering. As opposed to the RIC type, the figure on the obverse is both draped and cuirassed.

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Lugdunum
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Postumus
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
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