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ID number:  BIRBI-R3104
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.81
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3283. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l., with captive at feet, to l.; S in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTΛ-ETINVS ΔVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: IUVI CONS-ERVATORI ΔVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperor). In Exergue: SMANT

Bibliography:  RIC VII 26

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMANT in the exergue of the reverse and S in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Antioch.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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