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ID number:  BIRBI-R2830
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:  313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3290. 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 [laurel wreath] B in field, to top l., bottom l., bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FI VΛLER CONSTANTINVS P F ΛVC (Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO ΛVCVSTI (To the Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: •ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 163

Notes:  According to RIC, the •ALE in the exergue of the reverse and * N [laurel wreath] B (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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