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ID number:  BIRBI-R3052
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  316-317
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.51
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3256. 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, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; eagle with wreath, at feet to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD CON5THNTINVS P F INV AVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Invictus Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONS-EPVHTORI (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: •TS•E•

Bibliography:  RIC VII 4

Notes:  According to RIC, the •TS•E• in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Thessalonica.

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