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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1994
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.94
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1466. A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, radiate and naked, walking facing r., holding laurel-branch in r. and bow in l., treading down an enemy; Γ in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP AVRELIANVS HVG (Imperator Aurelian Augustus). Reverse: OHI-ENS HVC (The Rising Sun of the Emperor). In Exergue: XXIR.

Bibliography:  RIC V 64

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the XXIR in the exergue of the reverse and the Γ in the field are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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