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ID number:  BIRBI-R3435
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  337-340
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.22
Weight (g):  4.51
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1055. A. H. Baldwin, November 1961, "probable" ex Gantz Collection, 1943.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Emperor, draped and cuirassed, facing l. holding trophy on spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. At his feet two sitting captives.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL IVL CON STANS P F AVG (Flavius Julius Constans pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITVM (virtue of the armies). Mint mark: TES (mint of Thessalonica).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 35

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Whitting, Philip David
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