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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2339
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):  3.10
Weight (g):  19.37
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2878. Paris - Banks of Seine, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, in military attire, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and leaning on shield with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CΔSS LΛT POSTVMVS P F ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VLAT-V... ΛV-G (Imperial Courage).

Bibliography:  RIC V 179

3 Related People

Lugdunum
Roman


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

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