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ID number:  BIRBI-R2829
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:  312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.74
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3354. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection by Exchange, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., holding bust of Serapis, wearing modius and facing r., in r. and cornucopia in l., with branch at feet, to l.; * N A in field, to top l., bottom l., and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VALER CONSTANTINVS P F AVG (Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO AVCVSTI (To the Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: ΠLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 161

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

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