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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3001
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:  320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3232. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing helmet, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, seated facing r. on shield, holding shield inscribed XV in two lines.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COȢSΓH-NTINVS UVC (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: ROMHE H-ETERNHE (To Eternal Rome). In Exergue: A[EU]CQ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 194 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the [R] [EU] CQ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. As opposed to the type in RIC, the Roma on the reverse is seated facing r.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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