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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2922
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:  320-321
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3213. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two standards between two soldiers, standing facing each other, holding reversed spear and leaning on shield, in opposite hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COUSTIINTI-HVS MΛX HVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLOD-IH EXERC-I…VS (To the Foresight of the Emperors). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VII 236

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLG in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Lugdunum.

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Lugdunum
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