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ID number:  BIRBI-R2971
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:  332-333
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.05
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3191. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantinopolis, wearing laureate helmet, in imperial cloak, holding spear over l. shoulder, facing l. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing l. on prow, holding spear in r. and leaning on shield with l.; branch to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS (Constantinopolis). Reverse: None. In Exergue: SCONST

Bibliography:  RIC VII 369

Notes:  According to RIC, the SCONST in the exergue of the reverse and [branch] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Arelate.

3 Related People

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


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