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ID number:  BIRBI-R2807
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):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.83
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3226. 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, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Legionary eagle, standing facing l., between two vexilla.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD CONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRⱵNCIPI (From the Senate and People of Rome to the best of Princes). In Exergue: AP

Bibliography:  RIC VI 349A

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

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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