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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2997
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:  318-319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.53
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 4053. Miss M. F. Gnade per A. H. Baldwin, 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laureated helmet, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, seated facing r. on shield, holding shield inscribed XV in two lines; P R in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONIT-UNTINVS HVC (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: ROMAE H-ETb̄RNHE (To Eternal Rome). In Exergue: AR

Bibliography:  RIC VII 147

Notes:  According to RIC, the [RQ] in the exergue of the reverse and P R in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Rome.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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