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ID number:  BIRBI-R2517
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  293
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  5.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1820. J. H. Daniels, 12 Buxton Road, Brighton, Sussex, 1934.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding parazonium in l. and receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.; B in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M H MHXIMIHNVS HVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Maximian Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIH MI-LITVM• (Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: XXI•

Bibliography:  RIC V 607 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXI• in the exergue of the reverse and B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Kyzikos. As opposed to RIC, this coin type have a variant legend on the obverse (VAL does not occur), the bust is cuirassed as well as draped, and the mintmark ends with a •.

3 Related People

Roman; Byzantine

Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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