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ID number:  BIRBI-R2798
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.76
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 604. Earle Fox Bequest, 1923 - from a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, seated frontally with head facing l. in hexastyle temple, holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; knobs as acroteria, empty pediment.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTIHVS NOB CHES (Constantine, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CONSEAIIHTO-RES IIRB SVHE (Defender of his City). In Exergue: R*Q

Bibliography:  RIC VI 196

Notes:  Recut die on the reverse around Roma's face. According to RIC, the R*Q in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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