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ID number:  BIRBI-R2555
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Diocletian; Alexandria
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  296-297
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.71
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 4018. Presented by Mr P. C. B. Wallis, 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, standing facing r., receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding sceptre in l.; Γ in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP C DIOCLETIΠHVS P P AVC (Imperator Caesar Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDIB MI-LIIV…. (The Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: ΛI…

Bibliography:  RIC VI 46A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [ALE] in the exergue on the reverse and the Γ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Alexandria.

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