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ID number:  BIRBI-R2817
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  7.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 603. Earle Fox Bequest, 1923 - from a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.; * Δ in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTINVS FIL HVGG (Constantine, Son of Emperors). Reverse: GENIO CHESHRIS (The Genius of the Caesar). In Exergue: •SM•TS•

Bibliography:  RIC VI 32B

Notes:  According to RIC, the •SM•TS• in the exergue of the reverse and * ∆ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Thessalonica.

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