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ID number: BIRBI-R1804
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker: Volusian; Trebonianus Gallus; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 251-253
Diameter (cm): 2.10
Weight (g): 3.59
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2682. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
Description: Obverse: Head of Volusian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Virtus, helmeted and in military attire, standing facing l., leaning on a shield to l. and holding a spear in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO HVG (Imperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Volusian Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG ([Dedicated to the] Courage of the Emperors).
Bibliography: RIC IV 186
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