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ID number:  BIRBI-R2224
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.06
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 841. W. Gilbert, 1924.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, holding sceptre, formed by pellets, surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, riding frontally but facing l. in spread quadriga, raising r. and holding whip in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M HVR PROBVS P HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Augustus). Reverse: S-O-LI I-N-VIC-T-O (The Invincible Sol). In Exergue: Q

Bibliography:  RIC V 911 var.

Notes:  Traces of silver. In accordance with RIC, the Q in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark (officina) indicating Kyzikos. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin does not include the F in the obverse legend and the mintmark is not included in the range of this type.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Roman; Byzantine

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