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ID number:  BIRBI-R2188
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Ticinum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.98
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2871. Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Securitas, draped, standing facing l., leaning on column with legs crossed, r. raised to head; * and I in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IM-P C PRCBVS HVC CONS V (Imperator Caesar Probus Augustus, Consul for the Fifth Time). Reverse: SECVHIT PERF (To Perpetual Security). In Exergue: VIXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 530

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the VIXXI in the exergue of the reverse and * and I in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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