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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2974
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:  335
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1526. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Roma, wearing helmet, in imperial cloak, holding spear over l. shoulder, facing l. Reverse: She-wolf, standing facing l., suckling twins; two stars, above, with arrow in between.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VRBS ROMΛ (The City of Rome). Reverse: None. In Exergue: SCCNST

Bibliography:  RIC VII 392

Notes:  According to RIC, the SC[O]NST in the exergue of the reverse and [arrow] 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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