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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3000
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):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.60
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3699. Ex Lockett Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laureated helmet, cuirassed, holding spear in r. pointing forward and shield in l., facing l. Reverse: Open camp gate with four turrets, no doors; P R in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COHS-TΛHΓIN-VS AVG (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: VIATV-S HVCC (To the Courage of the Emperors). In Exergue: AQ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 187

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

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