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ID number:  BIRBI-R2523
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Diocletian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  295
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.43
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1585. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding whip in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MHXΓMIHNVS NOB C (Maximian, Noble Caesar). Reverse: ORIE-N-S AVGG (The Rising Sun of the Two Emperors). In Exergue: D

Bibliography:  RIC V 684 var.

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the [B] in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Lugdunum. As opposed to the RIC type, the figure of Sol on the reverse is standing l., rather than walking.

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Lugdunum
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