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ID number:  BIRBI-R2582
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Maximian; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  10.26
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 334. Earle Fox Bequest, from a hoard found in Crete, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Africa, in long drapery with elephant-skin head-dress, standing frontally with head facing l., holding standard in r. and tusk in l.; lion with captured bull at feet, to l. and H in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP MHXIMIHNVS P F HVC (Imperator Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FELIX H-D-VENT HVCC NN (Happy Arrival of Our Two Emperors). In Exergue: PKB

Bibliography:  RIC VI 25B

Notes:  According to RIC, the PKB in the exergue on the reverse and H in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Carthage.

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Maximian
Roman

310
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Crete Hoard



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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