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ID number:  BIRBI-R2836
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  316
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1596. A. H. Baldwin, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; T * F in field, to mid l., bottom l. and bottom r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVC (Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [To the Emperor]). In Exergue: PARL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 87

Notes:  According to RIC, the PARL in the exergue of the reverse and T * F (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Arelate.

3 Related People

Arelate
Roman


Licinius I
Roman
c.263
325
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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