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ID number:  BIRBI-R2814
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  9.48
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3178. 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 and beard, facing r. Reverse: Africa, in long drapery with elephant-skin headdress, standing frontally with head facing l., holding standard in r. and tusk in l.; lion with captured bull at feet, to l., and SE F in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VHL CONSTHNTINVS NOP CHBS (Flavius Valerius Constantine, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CONSERVATO-R HFRICHE SVHE (Defender of his Africa). In Exergue: Δ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 58

Notes:  According to RIC, the Δ in the exergue of the reverse and SE F in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Carthage.

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