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ID number:  BIRBI-R2583
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  300-301
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  9.48
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 352. Presented by Earle Fox, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, and wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C.M H.MHXIMIHNVS P F HVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GHNIO POPV-L-I ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: •TSB•

Bibliography:  RIC VI 21B

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the •TSB• in the exergue on the reverse are mintmarks indicating Thessalonica.

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