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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2782
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 306-307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.89
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3168. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. over altar, to l., and cornucopia in l.; * in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB C (Constantine, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO POP-VLI ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 199C

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue of the reverse and * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum. For this coin type, RIC has the altar has an officina mark.

4 Related People

Galerius
Roman

311
Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Lugdunum
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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