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ID number:  BIRBI-R2701
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Maximinus Daia; Galerius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  6.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 350. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - found in hoard in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximinus, wearing laurel wreath, with parallel ties and pointed truncation (β), and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.; K P B in field, to bottom l., bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CAL VAL MAXIVINVS NOB CHb̄S (Galerius Valerius Maximinus, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO CA-ESARIS (The Genius of the Caesar). In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 100A

Notes:  According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and K P B (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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