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ID number:  BIRBI-R3110
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:  335-337
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.60
Weight (g):  1.74
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3285. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two soldiers, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing each other with one standard in between, holding spears in outer hands and leaning on shields.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AXC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLOR-...H EXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: SMHNΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 108

Notes:  According to RIC, the SM[A]NΓ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Antioch.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Constantine I

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