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ID number:  BIRBI-R2074
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Florian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  275-276
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.59
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 973. W. S. Lincoln, 1928.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Tacitus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, running facing l., raising r. hand and holding whip in l. ; in r. of field, either A, or the end of the whip (apparently detatched and at an odd angle), or part of robe.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M HN FLORIHNVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Annius Florian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: PΛCATOR OR-BIS. (The World at Peace). In Exergue: III

Bibliography:  RIC V 7

Notes:  Traces of silvering, particularly on the reverse. In accordance with RIC, the III in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Lyons.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton


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