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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2811
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Ostia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome, Ostia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3345. 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: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GENIO P-OΓ ROM (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: NOSTQ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 74

Notes:  According to RIC, the [M]OSTQ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Ostia
Roman; Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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