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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2588
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Maximian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  10.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 335. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, from a hoard found in Crete, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle and holding olive-branch in r. and mappa in l., facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing r., extending r. to Quies, draped, standing facing l., holding branch in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; S and F in field, on either side of figures, and * in field, in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N MHXIHIHNO FELICISSMO SEN AVC (Our Lord Maximian, Most Fortunate, Senior Augustus). Reverse: PROVIDENTIH DEORVM QVIES HVCC (The Foresight of the Gods, Retirement of the Emperors). In Exergue: KΔ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 29B

Notes:  According to RIC, the KΔ in the exergue on the reverse and S * F in field on the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Kyzikos.

4 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Maximian
Roman

310
Crete Hoard



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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