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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2334
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.45
Weight (g):  21.47
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 4002. A. H. Baldwin, 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Galley, facing r., with four rowers and a steerman.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: LAIETITIA ΛVG (Joy of the Emperor). In Exergue: c ᴖ (S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC V 143

3 Related People

Postumus
Roman

269
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Lugdunum
Roman


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