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ID number:  BIRBI-R2635
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Diocletian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  301-303
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  9.04
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2840. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, cuirassed, holding sceptre in r. over shoulder, facing l. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. over altar at feet, to l., and cornucopia in l.; A in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MHXIMIHNVS NOB C ([Galerius] Maximian, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO POP-VLI ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 167B

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue of the reverse and [A] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum.

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