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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2887
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Londinium
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  314-315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3678. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; S F in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTΛNTINVS ΛVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI (The Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: MLL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 27

Notes:  According to RIC, the MLL in the exergue of the reverse and S F in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Londinium.

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