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ID number:  BIRBI-R3481
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Decentius; Magnentius; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  351-353
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 126. Presented by Earle Fox, 1915.
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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 DECENTI VS CAΓHICME (our lord Decentius Caesar). Reverse: VOV / V / MVL / X (prayers for 5 years of rule, more for the 10th anniversary). Peripheral: VICTORIAF DD NN VG ET CHES (Victories of our lords Augustus and Caesar). Mint mark: FSAR (mint of Arelate).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 168

4 Related People

Decentius
Roman

353
Arelate
Roman


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