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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2976
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Rome
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  1.24
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2956. Rev. Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, bare, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but helmeted, advancing r. with head facing l., dragging captive by hair with r. and holding trophy in l. over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IND CONSTFNTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FVND-H-T PACIS (Founder of Peace). In Exergue: RI

Bibliography:  RIC VII 12

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

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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