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ID number:  BIRBI-R2250
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carus; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  282-283
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3847. A. H. Baldwin, 1962.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Carus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing r., receiving Victory from Jupiter, cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; * and H in field, at top and below respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIRTV-S AV-CG (Imperial Courage). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 124

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and the * and H in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum. It has been suggested by RIC that the figure on the reverse to the r. may actually have been Carinus or Numerian.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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