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ID number:  BIRBI-R1822
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Valerian I; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  253-254
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 958. P. Meinser, Dinan, Côtes du Nord, France, 1928.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Valerian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Apollo, nude, standing facing l., holding laurel-branch in r. and lyre set on rock with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C P LIC VHLERIAIVVS AVG (Imperator Gaius Publicus Licinius Valerian Augustus). Reverse: H-POLINI COWSERVH (Apollo, the Preserver).

Bibliography:  RIC V 71 var.

Notes:  Debased silver. As opposed to the RIC type, the bust on the obverse of this coin is wearing the cuirass.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Valerian I


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