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ID number:  BIRBI-R2146
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:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.16
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1891. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Trophy between two captives, bound on the floor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PROB-VS P F AVG (Imperator Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA GERM (Victory over the Germans). In Exergue: R[symbol]A

Bibliography:  RIC V 220

Notes:  Silvered. 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
British
1899
1981-09-14
Probus
Roman
236
282
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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