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ID number:  BIRBI-R2159
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:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.17
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2427. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding vexillum (?) in l. and receiving globe from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding spear in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IM-P C M HVR DROBVS HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSV-ΛVHT (Jupiter, the Protector). In Exergue: VXXT

Bibliography:  RIC V 386 var.

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the VXXT in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ticinum. As opposed to RIC, this coin has a different obverse type for the bust (H instead of A, F, or G).

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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