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ID number:  BIRBI-R3062
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:  330-333
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.23
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3262. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Roma, wearing helmet, in imperial cloak, facing l. Reverse: She-wolf, standing facing l., suckling twins; two stars, above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VRBS ROHA (The City of Rome). Reverse: None. In Exergue: SMTSE

Bibliography:  RIC VII 187

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMTSE in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Thessalonica. It could be that there was once a mintmark between the stars but it is now completely faded; the star, to r., is also worn away.

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