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ID number: BIRBI-R2279
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Magnia Urbica; Carus; Carinus; Numerian; Ticinum
Place made: Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Date made: 282-285
Metal: Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.25
Weight (g): 3.16
Axis (degrees): 315.00
Provenance: Haines 890. Col. Allotte de la Fuye Sale, Paris, 1925.
Description: Obverse: Head of Magnia Urbica, diademed, wearing elaborately decorated garment with necklace, on crescent, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped, standing facing l., holding apple in r. and sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MHGNIA VRBICH HVG (Magnia Urbica Augusta). Reverse: VENVS CE-LEST (Heavenly Venus). In Exergue: SXXI
Bibliography: RIC V 345
Notes: In accordance with RIC, the SXXI in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ticinum.
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