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ID number:  BIRBI-R2857
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Heraclea
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Marmara Ereğlisi
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  318-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.03
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3677. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing r. Reverse: Camp gate with three turrets, no doors; Δ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IVP LICI-SIVS AVG (Imperator Licinius Augustus). Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIHE AYGG (To the Foresight of the Emperors). In Exergue: SMHA

Bibliography:  RIC VII 49 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMHA in the exergue of the reverse and Δ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Heraclea. As opposed to the type in RIC, the obverse figure is cuirassed.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
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