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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2670
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus II; Constantius; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  8.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 924. Ex Sir Charles Oman Collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; * in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SEVERVS NOB C (Severus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 199A

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

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