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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2729
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Romulus; Maxentius; Ostia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome, Ostia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  5.82
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 319. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Romulus, bare-headed, facing r. Reverse: Eagle, with wings spread, standing r. with head facing l., on domed shrine, r. door ajar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS (Divine Romulus; N V BIS CONS - translation disputed). Reverse: AETERNAE MEMORIAE (Eternal Memory). In Exergue: MOSTT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 59

Notes:  According to RIC, the MOSTT in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

4 Related People

Maxentius
Roman
c.276
312
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Ostia
Roman; Italian


Romulus
Roman

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