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ID number:  BIRBI-R2181
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Ticinum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.67
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1898. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, walking facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and spear and shield in l.; I in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C PROBVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MART-I PACIF (Mars, the Peacemaker). In Exergue: QXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 507

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the QXXI in the exergue of the reverse and the I in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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