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ID number:  BIRBI-R2558
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Diocletian; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  311
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  7.45
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4155. Ex Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle 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.; A, X and K in field, in between figures.

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

Bibliography:  RIC VI 80 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the A[LE] in the exergue on the reverse and the A X K in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin has an extra letter at the end of the legend on the obverse (S).

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