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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2790
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 309-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  3.56
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3200. 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: Prince, in military attire, standing facing r., holding transverse spear in r. and globe in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: PPINCIPI I-VVENTVTIS (To the Prince of Youth). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 305

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue of the reverse and F T in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum.

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