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ID number:  BIRBI-R2554
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  301
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  10.25
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2952. Ex Duke of Argyll Collection, Spink, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked and wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; XX, I and Γ in field, to l., bottom r. and mid-r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIΛNVS P F ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO POPV-LI ROMΛNI (To the Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: ΛLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 32A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue on the reverse and the XX (on l.) Γ I (on r.) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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