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ID number:  BIRBI-R2719
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maxentius; Romulus; Ostia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome, Ostia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  5.77
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2155. Spink, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Romulus, bare-headed, facing r. Reverse: Eagle, with wings spread, standing r. with head facing l., on domed hexastyle shrine, r. door ajar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP MAXENTIVS DIVO ROMVLO N V FILɪᴗ (Imperator Maxentius, Divine Romulus; N V FILIO - translation disputed). Reverse: AETERNA MEMORIH (Eternal Memory). In Exergue: …OSTQ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 33

Notes:  According to RIC, the [M]OSTQ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

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