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ID number:  BIRBI-R2073
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Tacitus; Tripoli
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Lebanon, Tripoli
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  275-276
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.62
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2901. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Tacitus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding sceptre in l. and receiving globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; * in field, to bottom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus). Reverse: CLEMENTIA T-EMP. (Time of Peace and Calm). In Exergue: KA

Bibliography:  RIC V 213

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the KA in the exergue of the reverse and the * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Tripolis.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Roman; Frankish

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