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ID number:  BIRBI-R2520
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Tripoli
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Lebanon, Tripoli
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  285-290
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 2839. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding parazonium in l. and receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.; [laurel branch]TR[laurel branch?] in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP C M ΛVR VHL NHXIHIHNVS P F AV6 (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSEHVATOR-I HVCC (Jupiter, the Protector of the Emperors). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 626

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and TR in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Antioch.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Roman; Frankish


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