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ID number:  BIRBI-R2571
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maximian; Ticinum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  306
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  10.74
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4194. Ex Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle and holding olive-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.; • in field, to r., and a dot between the two figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N MEXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN HVC (Our Lord Maximian, Most Fortunate, Senior Augustus). Reverse: PRO…IDFNTIH DEORVM QVIES HVCC (The Foresight of the Gods, Retirement of the Emperors). In Exergue: TT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 68B var.

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the TT in the exergue on the reverse and • in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin holds a variation on the mintmark in the field of the reverse (no A).

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Whitting, Philip David


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