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ID number:  BIRBI-R2213
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Siscia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2435. Presented by Mr H. H. Scullard, 1946.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Securitas, draped, standing facing l., leaning on altar with legs crossed, holding sceptre in r.; Δ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PROBVS INV HVG (Imperator Probus, Invincible Augustus). Reverse: SECVRIT-AS PERPETVH (To Perpetual Security). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 759 var. or 762 var.

Notes:  Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and the Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Siscia. Does not match any RIC type exactly: variant legends (C missing on obverse - RIC V 759; SAECVLI not PERPETVA on reverse - RIC V 762), Securitas is standing (not seated as RIC V 762) but does hold a sceptre (present in RIC V 762 but missing in RIC V 759), and emperor is both draped and cuirassed (does not match either RIC V 759 or 762).

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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