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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1258
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Marcus Aurelius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  176-177
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  20.55
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1419. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Marcus Aurelius, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Pile of arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M ΛNTONINVS AVC GERMS ΛRM TR P XXXI (Marcus Antoninus Augustus, [Victor over] the Germans and Sarmatians, Tribune for the Thirty-First Time). Reverse: TMΛ VIII COS III P P S C (Imperator for the Eighth Time, Consul for the Third Time, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed). In Exergue: DE GER...S (Conquered the Germans)

Bibliography:  RIC III 1184.

Notes:  Type suggests that the reverse should be arms, however, looks distinctly like leaves.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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