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ID number:  BIRBI-R2801
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3701. Ex Lockett Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, naked but cloaked, standing facing r., leaning on club in r. and holding Victory on globe and lion skin in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CONSTHNTINVS P F HVG (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: HERCVLI V-ICTORI (Hercules, the Victorious). In Exergue: RS

Bibliography:  RIC VI 299 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the RS in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. As opposed to the type in RIC, this coin holds a variant mintmark on the reverse.

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