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ID number:  BIRBI-R2826
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  6.92
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3289. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection by Exchange, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, with divergent ties and pointed truncation (α), facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.; K A P in field, to l., to bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VAL CONSTHNTINVS P F AVG (Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO IMP-ERATORIS (The Genius of the Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: HLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 104

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue of the reverse and K P A (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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