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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2491
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  285
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  2.93
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3716. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing l., holding wreath in r. and palm in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG (Imperator Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: VIC-TO-R-IΠ AVG (Imperial Victory). In Exergue: XXIH

Bibliography:  RIC V 183 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the XXI[A] in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. As opposed to the RIC type, Victory is standing instead of walking on the reverse.

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