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ID number:  BIRBI-R3475
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Decentius; Magnentius; Ambianum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Hauts-de-France, Amiens
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  351-352
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.09
Weight (g):  4.10
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1345. W. S. Lincoln, 1931.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Decentius, facing r. cuirassed. Reverse: inscription surrounded by laurel wreath held by two Victories.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N DECENTIVS NOB CAES (our lord Decentius most noble Caesar). Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X (prayers for 5 years of rule, more for the 10th anniversary). Peripheral: VICTORIAE DD NN ΛVC ET VA (Victories of our lords Augustus and Caesar). Mint mark: AMB [laurel branch] (mint of Ambianum).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 12

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