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ID number:  BIRBI-R2664
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Galeria Valeria; Galerius; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 332. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - from a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galeria Valeria, wearing laurel wreath and diadem, draped, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped, standing frontally with head facing l., holding apple in r. and raising drapery over l. shoulder; * H in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHL VHLE-HI… HVG (Galeria Valeria Augusta). Reverse: VENERI V-ICTR... (Victorius Venus). In Exergue: •SM•TS•

Bibliography:  RIC VI 34

Notes:  According to RIC, the •SM•TS• in the exergue of the reverse and the * [A] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Thessalonica.

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