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ID number:  BIRBI-R2500
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  285
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 879. Presented by Mr C. E. Blunt, 1925.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing r., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l., facing Hercules, naked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and club and lion-skin in l.; Δ in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C G VAL UIOCLETIANVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG (Jupiter and Hercules, the Protectors of the Two Emperors). In Exergue: XXI•

Bibliography:  RIC V 323

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXI• in the exergue of the reverse and the Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Antioch.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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