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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2489
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:  292
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  3.68
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3715. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing frontally with head facing r., holding sceptre in r. and thunderbolt in l.; eagle holding wreath at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLE-TIHNVS AVG (Imperator Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CON-SERVAT AVGG (Jupiter, Protector of the Two Emperors). In Exergue: XX[laurel wreath]IZ

Bibliography:  RIC V 166

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the XX[laurel wreath]IZ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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Diocletian
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
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