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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2549
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  297-299
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  11.12
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 323. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked and wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C C VHL DIOCLETIΔNVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO POPV-LI ROMHNI (To the Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: KΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 12A

Notes:  According to RIC, the KΓ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Kyzikos.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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