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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2584
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  295-296
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  10.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1570. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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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 Λ MΛXIMIΛNVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO POPV-LI ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: KΔ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 10B

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the KΔ in the exergue on the reverse are mintmarks indicating Kyzikos.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Maximian
Roman

310
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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