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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2681
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Severus II; Constantius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  9.12
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 345. 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 NOB CHES (Flavius Valerius Severus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO AVCC ET CAESAHVM NN (The Genius of Our Two Emperors and Two Caesars). In Exergue: KA

Bibliography:  RIC VI 20A

Notes:  According to RIC, the KA in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Kyzikos.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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