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ID number:  BIRBI-R2337
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):  3.05
Weight (g):  15.02
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 2032. Ex Levis Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing laurel wreath and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, walking facing l., holding laurel wreath in r. and palm in l.; bound captive at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CHSS LΠT POSTVNVS P I ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: Vɪc-T-O-R-IA AVG (Imperial Victory).

Bibliography:  RIC V 169 var.

Notes:  As opposed to RIC, the obverse legend reads '… P I AVG' instead of 'P F AVG'.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Postumus
Roman

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Lugdunum
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