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ID number:  BIRBI-R3157
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Martinian; Licinius I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  321-324
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 553. Ex Ramon Collection, Spink, 1922.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Martinian, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l., with eagle holding wreath in beak at feet, to l., and captive seated at feet, to r.; IIΓ X in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N N MARTINIΠNVS D F HVC (Our Lord Marcius Martinian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVHTORI (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: SHNΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 45

Notes:  According to RIC, the S[M]NΓ in the exergue of the reverse and IIΓ X in the field of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Nikomedia.

4 Related People

Martinian
Roman

325
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Licinius I
Roman
c.263
325
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