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ID number:  BIRBI-R2518
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  293
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 808. A. H. Baldwin, 1928.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding parazonium in l. and receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.; S in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP C M H MHXINIHNVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Maximian Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIH MILITVV (Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 607 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and S in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos. As opposed to RIC, this coin type have a variant legend on the obverse (VAL does not occur) and the bust is cuirassed as well as draped.

3 Related People

Maximian
Roman

310
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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