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ID number:  BIRBI-R2462
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Macrianus; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-261
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.09
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 887. Col. Allotte de la Fuye Sale, Paris, 1925.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Macrianus, wearing radiate crown, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and shield in l.; trophy held under arm and * in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C FVL MACRIENVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Fulvius Macrianus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MHRTI PROPVCNHTOI (To Mars, the Defender).

Bibliography:  RIC V 10 var.

Notes:  As opposed to the RIC type, Mars holds a trophy under arm on the reverse and the * is in the field but to the r. on this coin.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton


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