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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2775
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Treveri
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Trier
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 307-308
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  5.69
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 212. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
BIRBI-R2775.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but helmeted and cloaked, walking facing r., holding transverse spear in r. and shield in l.; S A in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MHRTI PATRI PROPVCNHTORI (To Mars, the Defending Father). In Exergue: PTR

Bibliography:  RIC VI 776

Notes:  Die slippage on reverse. According to RIC, the PTR in the exergue of the reverse and S A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Treveri.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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