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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2609
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantius I; Ticinum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  296-297
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  10.37
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2950. Ex Duke of Argyll Collection, Spink, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, and wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; * in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB CHES (Constantius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO POPV-LI ROMHNI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: PT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 32A

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the PT in the exergue on the reverse and * in the field on the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Ticinum.

3 Related People

Constantius I
Roman

306
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Ticinum



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