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ID number:  BIRBI-R2961
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:  319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.33
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3190. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laureate helmet, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two Victories, draped and winged, standing facing one another, holding together shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTΛ-NTINVS AVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERD (Joyous Victory to the Perpetual Prince). In Exergue: CARL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 191

Notes:  According to RIC, the [P]ARL in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Arelate.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Arelate
Roman


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