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ID number:  BIRBI-R2082
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Anonymous; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Sestertius
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  275
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  18.16
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1951. Sundry purchase, 1939.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Genius, wearing radiate crown with modius/turret atop, facing r. Reverse: Inscription encircled by laurel wreath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CI...IV-S P ... (The Genius of the Roman People). Reverse: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC V 2 var (Interregnum)

Notes:  This coin has been attributed to the interregnum (275), by RIC V, and the head on the obverse likened to Gallienus (253-60; 260-8) due to similar facial features. The reverse legend is a variation to the type displayed by RIC, as it does not include INT VRB in the first instance.

2 Related People

Uncertain mint

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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