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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2819
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Constantine I; Galerius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  10.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 605. Earle Fox Bequest, 1923 - from a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath and moustache, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.; * in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VHL CONSTHNTINVS NOB CΠES (Flavius Valerius Constantine, Noble Caesar). Reverse: CENIO HVCC ET CHESHRVM NN (The Genius of Our Emperors and Caesars). In Exergue: KΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 26B

Notes:  According to RIC, the KΓ in the exergue of the reverse and * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos.

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