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ID number: BIRBI-R1862
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Gallienus; Valerian I; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 257-258
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 3.78
Axis (degrees): 135.00
Provenance: Haines 241. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gallienus, wearing a radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Soldier, helmeted and in militrary attire, standing facing r., holding spear in r. and leaning on shield with l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G M (Imperator Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus Germanicus). Reverse: VIRTV-S HVGG ([Dedicated to the] Courage of the Emperors).
Bibliography: RIC V 183 var. (Joint Reign)
Notes: As opposed to the RIC type, the figure on the reverse stands facing r.
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