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ID number:  BIRBI-R1877
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gallienus; Valerian I; Asia Minor
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Asia Minor
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  255-256
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3492. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Gallienus, wearing a radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding spear in l. and receiving wreath, in r., from Victory, winged and draped, standing facing r. and holding palm in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IΛΠP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG (Imperator Gaius Publicus Licinius Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIC-TORIA AVC (Imperial Victory).

Bibliography:  RIC V 450C var. (Joint reign)

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC type, the Victory on the reverse is holding a palm in l.

4 Related People

Valerian I


Asia Minor

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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