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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2383
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.96
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1268. 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: Mars, in military attire and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and shield in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD Puᴐ…VS HVC (Imperator Postumus Augustus). Reverse: VI… H-S E-QVIT (To the Courage of the Cavalry). In Exergue: ¯

Bibliography:  RIC V 388

Notes:  Traces of silvering. In accordance with RIC, the [T] in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Mediolanum.

3 Related People

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

269
Mediolanum
Roman; Ostrogothic


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