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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2042
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Aurelian; Severina; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  270-275
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2828. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severina, wearing diadem, draped, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped, standing facing l., holding seated figure (possibly Cupid) in r. and sceptre in l.; Γ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SEVERI-NH AVG (Severina Augusta). Reverse: VLN-V-S FELIX (To Venus, who brings Fortune). In Exergue: VSV

Bibliography:  RIC V 6

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

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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