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ID number:  BIRBI-R2810
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:  313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.03
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3222. 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: Mars, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing r., holding sceptre in r. and leaning on shield in l.; * in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MHRTI CON-SERVHTORI (Mars, the Defender). In Exergue: RS

Bibliography:  RIC VI 306A var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the RP in the exergue of the reverse and * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome. As opposed to the type in RIC, this coin has a variant mintmark (RS, not RP).

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