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ID number:  BIRBI-R2218
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Serdica
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Bulgaria, Sofia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2438. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., holding spear in l. and receiving globe in r. from Jupiter, naked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l. ; MS in field, at bottom between the figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMΓ C N HVR PHOHVS INVICT HVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus, Invincible Augustus). Reverse: RFSTITVTHOR ORBIS (Restorer of the World). In Exergue: KHB

Bibliography:  RIC V 858 var.

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the K[A]B in the exergue of the reverse and MS in the field of the exergue are mintmarks (officina) indicating Serdica. As opposed to the RIC type, on the obverse Probus is both draped and cuirassed.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Roman; Byzantine; Bulgarian

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