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ID number:  BIRBI-R2510
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  285
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1327. W. S. Lincoln, 1931.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing r., holding thunderbolt in r. and sceptre in l., facing Hercules, naked, standing facing l., touching thunderbolt with r. and holding club and lion-skin in l.; D in field, in between the two figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C VAL MAXIMIHNVS P F ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIHTVS HVGG (To the Courage of the Two Emperors).

Bibliography:  RIC V 432 var.

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC, the two figures vary in regards to their r. hands (not clasping, but interacting with thunderbolt)

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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