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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2694
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maximinus Daia; Galerius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-309
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  7.03
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4191. Ex Sydenham, A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximinus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHL VAL NHXIMINVS NOB C (Galerius Valerius Maximinus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO CHESHRIS (The Genius of the Caesar). In Exergue: MKV

Bibliography:  RIC VI 43

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

4 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Maximinus Daia
Roman
c.270
313
Galerius
Roman

311
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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