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ID number:  BIRBI-R1562
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Pupienus; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  238
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  18.95
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 709. Sale in Rome, 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Pupienus, wearing laurel wreath and long-beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing l., holding wand in r. over globe set on ground and cornucopiae in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Clodius Pupienus Augustus). Reverse: ΓROVIDENTIA DEORVM S C (Foresight of the Gods; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 17

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Pupienus
Roman

238
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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