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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3448
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Magnentius; Ambianum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Hauts-de-France, Amiens
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  351-352
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.23
Weight (g):  4.32
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1335. W. S. Lincoln, 1931.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Magnentius, facing r. draped, cuirassed. Reverse: inscription surrounded by laurel wreath held by two Victories and surmounted by Chi-Ro.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N MACNEN TIVS P F AVC (our lord Magnentius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / V (prayers for 5 years of rule, more for the 10th anniversary). Peripheral: VICTORI… DD NN HVC VI CAE (Victories of our lords Augustus and Caesar). Mint mark: AHB [upturned crescent with dot] (mint of Ambianum).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 25

3 Related People

Magnentius
Roman
303
353
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Ambianum
Roman


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