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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2145
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1548. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Victoria, draped and winged, walking facing l., holding laurel wreath in r. and trophy in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: PROBV-S P F AVG (Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VICTO-RIA AVG (Imperial Victory). In Exergue: R[symbol]Ϛ

Bibliography:  RIC V 215

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the R[symbol]Ϛ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. The symbol is either an elongated star or a thunderbolt.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
Probus
Roman
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282
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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