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ID number: BIRBI-R1897
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Valerian II; Gallienus; Valerian I; Antioch
Place made: Antioch
Date made: 254-255
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.55
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 1201. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
Description: Obverse: Head of Valerian, wearing a radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Spes, draped, standing facing l., holding flower in r. and raising robe with l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: VΛLERIANVS NOBIL CNES (Valerian Noble Caesar). Reverse: SPES DVBLICH (Hope of the [Roman] Public).
Bibliography: RIC V 52 var.
Notes: As opposed to the RIC type, Spes is standing rather than walking.
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