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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2813
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  5.76
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1521. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Legionary eagle, standing facing l., between vexilla to l. topped by r. hand and vexilla to r. topped by laurel wreath; flag on l. and central vexilla.

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

Bibliography:  RIC VI 94

Notes:  According to RIC, the NOSTS in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantine I
Roman
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Ostia
Roman; Italian


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