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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2671
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Severus II; Constantius; Aquileia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Aquileia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  8.94
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 340. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - from a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but cloaked and helmeted, walking facing r., holding spear in r. and trophy in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SEVERVS NOB CAES (Severus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: VIRTVS AV-GG ET CHESS NN (The Courage of Our Two Emperors and Two Caesars). In Exergue: AQΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 70A

Notes:  According to RIC, the AQΓ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Aquileia.

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