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ID number:  BIRBI-R2678
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Severus II; Heraclea
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Marmara Ereğlisi
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 344. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - found in hoard in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VHL SEVERVS NOBIL CHES (Flavius Valerius Severus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CⱵNIO POPV-L-I ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: HTΔ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 25

Notes:  According to RIC, the HTΔ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Heraclea.

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Crete Hoard



Severus II
Roman

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Heraclea
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