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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2784
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.36
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3197. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r., seen from rear. Reverse: Mars, naked but helmeted, standing facing r., leaning on reversed spear in r. and shield in l.; N in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CONSTUNTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MHRTI PHTRI CONSERVHTORI (To Mars, the Defending Father). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 241 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue of the reverse and N in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum. As opposed to the type in RIC, the figure of Mars on the reverse is naked.

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