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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2914
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  315-316
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.06
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3204. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; TF * in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNTINVS HVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: PLG

Bibliography:  RIC VII 33

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLG in the exergue of the reverse and TF * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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