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ID number:  BIRBI-R2487
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  285-286
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.81
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2831. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding thunderbolt in r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLETEH̱̄NVS H̱̄VC (Imperator Diocletian Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSER-V-AT AVGC (Jupiter, Protector of the Two Emperors). In Exergue: XXIA

Bibliography:  RIC V 162

Notes:  Plated. According to RIC, the XXIA in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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