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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2606
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:  301-303
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  10.10
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2908. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, cuirassed, holding sceptre in r. over shoulder, facing l. 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.; A in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSΓHNTIVS NOB C (Constantius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: Gb̄NIO POD-VLI ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 167A

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue on the reverse and A in the field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum.

4 Related People

Maximian
Roman

310
Constantius I
Roman

306
Lugdunum
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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