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ID number:  BIRBI-R2654
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galerius; Diocletian; Alexandria
Denomination:  Radiate Fractional Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  296-297
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1587. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Prince, in military attire, standing facing r., receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., leaning on sceptre with l.; Δ in field, between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHL VHL NHXIHIHNVS NOB CHES (Galerius Valerius Maximian, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CONCORDIA MIL-ITVW (The Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: ΛLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 48B

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]L[E] in the exergue of the reverse and the Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Alexandria.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
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