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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2490
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  290
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3714. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing r. with foot drawn back to throw thunderbolt in r.; eagle holding wreath at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCL□-TIHNVS HVC (Imperator Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: IOVI FVLGER-ΠTORI (Jupiter, The Thunderer). In Exergue: XXIΓ

Bibliography:  RIC V 168 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXIΓ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin has an eagle at Jupiter's feet on the reverse.

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