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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2604
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantius I; Maximian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  298
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.11
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 338. Ex Sir Charles Oman Collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, and wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. over altar at feet, to l., and cornucopia in l.; H in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTIVS NOB CAES (Constantius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO POP-VLI RvMΛNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PL

Bibliography:  RIC VI 53A var.

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the PL in the exergue on the reverse and [B] in the field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum. As opposed to the RIC type, the mintmark is on the r. of the reverse, rather than the l.

4 Related People

Constantius I
Roman

306
Lugdunum
Roman


Maximian
Roman

310
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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