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ID number:  BIRBI-R2359
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Postumus; Colonia Claudia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  260-269
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1350. A. H. Baldwin, 1931.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Postumus, wearing radiate crown and long beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and thunderbolt in l.; C A in field, to l. and r. of figure respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C POSTvMVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI VICT-O-RI (To Jupiter, The Victor).

Bibliography:  RIC V 311

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the C A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina?) indicating Cologne.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Colonia Claudia

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