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ID number:  BIRBI-R2235
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Tripoli
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Lebanon, Tripoli
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.12
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1911. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, wearing military attire, standing facing r., holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle in l. and receiving globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked and helmeted with two angled protusions, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; ᴗ in field, to bottom in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M HVH PROBVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus). Reverse: CLAMENTIA T-EMP● (A Time of Peace and Calm). In Exergue: KH

Bibliography:  RIC V 928

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the K[A] in the exergue of the reverse and the ᴗ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Tripoli.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Roman; Frankish

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