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ID number:  BIRBI-R2697
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Maximinus Daia; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.81
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 184. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - found in hoard in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximinus, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Sol, draped and cloaked, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding head of Serapis, wearing modius, in l.; ΓI and * in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C GAL VHL MAXIMINVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLL IN-VICTO (The Invincible Sol). In Exergue: ΛNT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 167B

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]NT in the exergue of the reverse and ΓI * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Antioch. Mintmark Γ appears to be cut above Δ.

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