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ID number:  BIRBI-R2651
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  309-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  6.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2923. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; B * in field, to l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHL MHXIMIHNVS P F HVC (Galerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO H-VGVSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: MKV

Bibliography:  RIC VI 53

Notes:  According to RIC, the MKV in the exergue of the reverse and the B * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzkios.

3 Related People

Galerius
Roman

311
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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