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ID number:  BIRBI-R2711
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.62
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1591. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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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 Z in field, to top l., mid l. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP G CAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F ΛVC (Imperial Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GENIO AVCVSTI• (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 160B

Notes:  According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and * N Z (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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