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ID number:  BIRBI-R2967
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:  330-331
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3194. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two soldiers, helmeted and in military attire, standing facing each other with two standards between, holding spear and leaning on shield.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VONSTHNTI-NVS MAX HVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: GLOR-IH EXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: PCONSΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 345

Notes:  According to RIC, the PCONS[T] 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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