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ID number:  BIRBI-R2818
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.45
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3164. A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath and beard, cuirassed and draped, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing frontally with head facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; eagle with wreath in beak at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSERVRTORI HVCC NN (Jupiter, Defender of Our Emperors). In Exergue: •TS•E•

Bibliography:  RIC VI 61B

Notes:  According to RIC, the •TS•E• in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Thessalonica.

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