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ID number:  BIRBI-R2926
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:  316
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3207. 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.; H S in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD CONSTHNTINVS ΠV... (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO Cuıı… (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: Pıᴖ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 62 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the P[LG] in the exergue of the reverse and [A] S in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum. As opposed to the type in RIC, this obverse legend of this coin varies.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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