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ID number:  BIRBI-R2816
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Siscia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  309-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3175. 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: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; ᴗ A in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTINVS FIL HVGG (Constantine, Son of Emperors). Reverse: GENIO HV-GVSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: SIC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 209 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the SI[S] in the exergue of the reverse and ᴗ A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Siscia. As opposed to the type in RIC, this coin has an extra mintmark in the field on the reverse (ᴗ).

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