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ID number:  BIRBI-R1401
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Caracalla; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  214-217
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  9.67
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 373. Presented by Earle Fox, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Caracalla, wearing laurel wreath, draped, cuirassed, and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped and standing facing l., holding Victory in extended r. and spear in l., leaning on shield set on helmet.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GΔBM (Antoninus Pius Augustus Germanicus). Reverse: VENVS VICIHIX S C (Victorious Venus; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 577A

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Rome
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Caracalla
Roman
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