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ID number:  BIRBI-R2592
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Domitius Domitianus; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  295-296
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  10.25
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 891. Col. Allotte de la Fuye Sale, Paris, 1925.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Domitius Domitianus, 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.; eagle by feet, to l., and A in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IKP C LVCIVS DOHITIVS DOHITIHNVS HVC (Imperator Caesar Lucius Domitius Domitianus Augustus). Reverse: CFNIO POPV-L-I ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 19 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue on the reverse and A in field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Alexandria. As opposed to the type in RIC, the eagle on the reverse of this coin does not hold a wreath in its beak.

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