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ID number:  BIRBI-R2698
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximinus Daia; Galerius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Radiate Fractional Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.65
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1588. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximinus, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Prince, in military attire, standing facing r., receiving Victory on globe in r. from Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., leaning on sceptre with l.; Δ in field, in between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHL VΛL HHXIHINVS NOB CHES (Galerius Valerius Maximinus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CONCORDIΛ MI-LITVM (The Harmony of the Soldiers). In Exergue: ΛLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 60B var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue of the reverse and Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Alexandria. As opposed to the RIC type, the obverse of this coin has a radiate bust, rather than laureate.

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