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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2675
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus II; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  9.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 893. A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Carthage, in long robe, standing frontally with head, holding fruits in both hands; H in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VHL SEVERVS NOB CHES (Flavius Valerius Severus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: SHLVIS HVGG ET CHESS FEL K-IRT (With the Emperors and Caesars being safe, fortunate Carthage is strengthened). In Exergue: Γ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 40A

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

3 Related People

Severus II
Roman

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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