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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0117
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gratian; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  378-383
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.49
Weight (g):  5.42
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3993. A. H. Baldwin, 1963.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Gratian, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Emperor on ship raising r. hand, behind him a Victory.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N GRATIA NVS P F HVC (our lord Gratian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLORIH RO MANOAVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: CON B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 52a

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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