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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0936
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gaius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 40-41
Metal:  Copper-alloy
Diameter (cm):  3.65
Weight (g):  28.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2017. Bought A. H. Baldwin 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Pietas, veiled and dr., seated l., holding patera in r. hand, l. arm resting on small draped facing figure on basis. Reverse: hexastyle garlanded temple surmounted by quadriga, before which Gaius, veiled and togate, sacrifices with patera over garlanded altar; one attendant leads bull to the altar; a second holds patera.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C·CAESAR·DIVI·AVG·PRON·AVG·P·M·TR·P·IIII·P·P· PIETAS. Reverse: DIVO·AVG·/ S·C

Bibliography:  RIC I Gaius 37; RIC I (2) Gaius 51

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Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Gaius
Roman
12
41
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