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ID number:  BIRBI-R2683
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Severus II; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  8.96
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2540.
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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: IMD C FL VHL SEVERVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Severus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CFNIO POPV-LI ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: KB

Bibliography:  RIC VI 27B

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

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Severus II
Roman

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