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ID number:  BIRBI-R2618
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Constantius I; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  305-306
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 336. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, from a hoard in Crete, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Carthago, in long robe, standing frontally with head facing l., holding fruits in both hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNTIVS P F HVG (Imperator Constantius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SHLIIIS HVCG ET GHESS FEL KHRT (With the Emperors and Caesars being safe, fortunate Carthage is strengthened). In Exergue: M

Bibliography:  RIC VI 39A

Notes:  Traces of silvering. According to RIC, the [A] in the exergue on the reverse and H in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Carthage.

4 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Crete Hoard



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantius I
Roman

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