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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3039
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Siscia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  315-316
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.59
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3252. 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, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; eagle with wreath in beak at feet, to l., and Δ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CON-SERVHTORI (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: •SIS•

Bibliography:  RIC VII 15

Notes:  According to RIC, the •SIS• in the exergue of the reverse and Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Siscia. The mintmark may also be A; both bars appear but the Δ line is deeper.

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