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ID number:  BIRBI-R2805
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):  2.45
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3888. Spink, 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped, facing r., seen from rear. Reverse: Legionary eagle, standing facing l., between two vexilla.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP CONSTANYINVS P F HVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse:S P Q R OPTIMO P□INCIPI (From the Senate and People of Rome to the best of Princes). In Exergue: RP

Bibliography:  RIC VI 348A

Notes:  According to RIC, the RP in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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