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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2027
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Serdica
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Bulgaria, Sofia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.46
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2824. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Aurelian, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing l., holding spear in l. and gesturing with r. to woman, draped, standing facing r., holding wreath in r.; star in field, to bottom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS P AVG (Imperator Caesar Aurelian Pius Augustus). Reverse: RESTITVT OA-BIS (To the Restorer of the World). In Exergue: KA∆.

Bibliography:  RIC V 296

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the KA∆ in the exergue of the reverse and * in the field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Siscia.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Aurelian
Roman
214
275
Serdica
Roman; Byzantine; Bulgarian


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