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ID number:  BIRBI-R2843
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  314-315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3498. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; A X F in field, to mid l., bottom l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP LICINIIIS P F HIIC (Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLI IN-VI-CTO COHITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: AT

Bibliography:  RIC VII 30

Notes:  According to RIC, the [R]T in the exergue of the reverse and [R] X F (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Rome.

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