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ID number:  BIRBI-R2661
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Galerius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  7.45
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4174. Ex Sydenham, A. H. Baldwin, October 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Galerius, wearing laurel wreath, with parallel ties and rounded truncation (γ), and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; K P E in field, to l., to bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C GHL VHL MHXIVIUNVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CAHIO IMI-ERHTORIS (The Genius of the Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: HLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 107A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue of the reverse and the K P E (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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