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ID number:  BIRBI-R3118
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:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.89
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 606. Earle Fox Bequest, 1923.

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 B [laurel wreath] in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IUP G FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: LOVI CONSER-VATORI HVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors). In Exergue: ΔLE

Bibliography:  RIC VII 9

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

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Constantine I
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