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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2682
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Severus II; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.91
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 346. 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.; * in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C FL VHL SVVERVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Severus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO POPV-LI ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: KB

Bibliography:  RIC VI 27B

Notes:  According to RIC, the KB in the exergue of the reverse and * in field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos.

4 Related People

Crete Hoard



Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Severus II
Roman

307
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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