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ID number:  BIRBI-R2996
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  318
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3229. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.

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.; laurel wreath encircling T, in field to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSʃHNTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLI IN-V-ICTO COMITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: AP

Bibliography:  RIC VII 136

Notes:  According to RIC, the [R]P in the exergue of the reverse and [laurel wreath with encircled T] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Rome.

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Constantine I

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