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ID number:  BIRBI-R2911
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  314-315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.71
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3203. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing r., holding spear in r. and leaning on shield with l.; T F in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F ΛVᴖ (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MHRTI CON-SERVΛTORL (To Mars, the Defender). In Exergue: DLG

Bibliography:  RIC VII 12

Notes:  According to RIC, the [P]L[C] in the exergue of the reverse and T F in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum.

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