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ID number:  BIRBI-R2802
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:  307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.12
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3220. 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 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. with shield at feet, to l.; knobs as acroteria, laurel wreath in pediment.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTINVS D F HVC (Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CONSERVHTO-RES VAB SVB… (Defender of his City). In Exergue: A*Q

Bibliography:  RIC VI 201

Notes:  According to RIC, the [R]*Q in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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