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ID number:  BIRBI-R2709
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:  312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  5.36
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1024. 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., holding head of Serapis, wearing modius, in r. and cornucopia in l.; branch at feet, to l., and * N Γ in field, to top l., mid l. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVC (Imperial Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO AVCVSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: ALb̄

Bibliography:  RIC VI 160B

Notes:  According to RIC, the AL[E] in the exergue of the reverse and * N Γ (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Maximinus Daia
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