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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3117
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  315
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.86
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 4092. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection by Exchange, 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l., with eagle holding wreath in beak at feet, to l.; N A [laurel wreath] in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP G FL VΛL CONSTHNTINVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors). In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VII 9

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and N A [laurel wreath] are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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