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ID number:  BIRBI-R1638
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker:  Philip I; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  248
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2669. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Philip, wearing a radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Nobilitas, draped, standing facing l., holding sceptre in r. and globe in l.; in field, l. ʕ (assumed to be Greek numeral 6 as an officina mark).

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (Imperator Philip Augustus). Reverse: NOBILI-TAS HUCC (Nobility of the Emperors).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 8 var.

Notes:  The officina mark in l. field on reverse is a variation of this reverse type; RIC has Z only.

4 Related People


Philip I

Dorchester Hoard

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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