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ID number:  BIRBI-R2550
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  295-299
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.04
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2834. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Diocletian, wearing military attire, standing facing r., receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., leaning on sceptre with l.; KB in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C C VHL DIOCLETIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIH MI-LITVM (The Harmony of the Soldiers).

Bibliography:  RIC VI 16A

Notes:  According to RIC, the KB in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Kyzikos.

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