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ID number:  BIRBI-R2177
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:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1538. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing helmet, radiate and bearded, cuirassed, holding spear and shield, facing l. Reverse: Salus, draped, standing facing r., feeding serpent in arms; V, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRTVS PR-OB-I HVC (The Courage of Probus Augustus). Reverse: SHLVS HVC (To the Health of the Emperor). In Exergue: TXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 500 var.

Notes:  Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the TXXI in the exergue of the reverse and the V in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum. However, this coin differs to the type in RIC as it does not diplay a * as a mintmark on the reverse.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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