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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2999
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):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.55
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3230. 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, cuirassed, holding spear in r. pointing forward and shield in l., facing l. 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: CONSTANT-IΠVS HVC (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: ROMΔb̄ H-ETERNHE (To Eternal Rome). In Exergue: RS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 149

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

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Constantine I
Roman
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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