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ID number:  BIRBI-R2593
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Domitius Domitianus; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  295-296
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  9.17
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 262. W. S. Lincoln, 1919.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Domitius Domitianus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, and wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; eagle by feet, to l., and Γ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C L DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS HVG (Imperator Caesar Lucius Domitius Domitianus Augustus). Reverse: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMAHI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 20 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue on the reverse and Γ in field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Alexandria. As opposed to the type in RIC, the eagle on the reverse of this coin does not hold a wreath in its beak.

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