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ID number:  BIRBI-R2232
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:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.66
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1781. A. H. Baldwin, 1933.

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 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.; laurel wreath in field, to top in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CLYMENIIH T-EMP (A Time of Peace and Calm). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 927

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

3 Related People

Roman; Frankish

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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