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ID number: BIRBI-R1878
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Gallienus; Valerian I; Asia Minor
Place made: Asia Minor
Date made: 256-257
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 2.57
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 3495. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gallienus, wearing a radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; Victory, winged and draped, standing facing r., holding wreath out in r. and holding palm in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IIVIU CHLLIENVS HVC (Imperator Gallienus Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIΠ CE-UMHV (Victory over the Germans).
Bibliography: RIC V 452 var. (Joint reign)
Notes: As opposed to the RIC type, the Victory on the reverse is holding a palm in l.
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