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ID number:  BIRBI-R2222
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:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.89
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1907. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, holding sceptre 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.; C M in field, to bottom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C U AVR PROBVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SO-LI INVICT-O (The Invincible Sol). In Exergue: XXIP

Bibliography:  RIC V 911

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXIP in the exergue of the reverse and the C M in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos.

3 Related People

Roman; Byzantine

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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