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ID number: BIRBI-R1768
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Hostilian; Trajan Decius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 251
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 4.86
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 1249. Spink, 1930.
Description: Obverse: Head of Hostilian, wearing radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, advancing facing r., holding spear in r. and shield in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: C VAL...ΔIS UOSTIL NIES QVINTVS N C (Gaius Valens Hostilian Messius Quintus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: MHRTI PROPVGNATORI (Mars, the Defender).
Bibliography: RIC IV 177b (Trajan Decius)
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