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ID number:  BIRBI-R2556
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:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  5.84
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 2818. A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle and holding branch in r. and mappa in l., facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing r., extending r. to Quies, draped, standing facing l., holding branch in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; E, K and P in field, in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N DIOCLETIANO BHEATISS (Our Lord Diocletian, Most Blessed). Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM (The Foresight of the Gods). In Exergue: HLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 109

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue on the reverse and the E K P in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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