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ID number:  BIRBI-R2545
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  298-299
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  8.40
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2835. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Carthage, wearing long robe, standing frontally with head facing l., holding fruits in both hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SALVIS HVGG ET CHESS HVCTH KHRT (With the Two Emperors and Two Caesars being safe, happy Carthage is strengthened). In Exergue: H

Bibliography:  RIC VI 27A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A] in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Carthage.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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