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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2960
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  316
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.53
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 4051. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection in Exchange, 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; T * to l. and F to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONƆIпNIINVS P F AVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI (The Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: QARL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 80

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

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
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Arelate
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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