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ID number:  BIRBI-R2499
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  284-294
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.45
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2832. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.

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

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C C VHL DIOCLETIHNVS HVC (Imperator Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIH MI-LITVM • (Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: XXI•

Bibliography:  RIC V 306

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

3 Related People

Roman; Byzantine

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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