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ID number:  BIRBI-R2706
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maximinus Daia; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  311-312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  7.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1022. Presented by Mr Percy H. Webb, 1928.
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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.; ᴗ K X Γ in field, to top l., bottom l., bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C GALFR VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVC (Imperial Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: BONO CENIO P…I IMPERATORIS (To the Good Genius of the Pius Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: ΛLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 144B

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

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