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ID number:  BIRBI-R2202
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Siscia
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.24
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1815. J. H. Daniels, 12 Buxton Road, Brighton, Sussex, 1934.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, wearing cuirass and imperial mantle, facing l. Reverse: Concordia, draped, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and double cornucopiae in l.; P in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP PROBVS P F HVC (Imperator Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIH HVC (Harmony of the Emperor). In Exergue: XXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 661 var.

Notes:  Traces of silvering. In accordance with RIC, the XXI in the exergue of the reverse and the P in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Siscia. As opposed to the RIC type, Probus does not hold an sceptre surmounted by an eagle on this coin.

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