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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2979
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Rome
Denomination:  Quarter-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.50
Weight (g):  0.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2879. Clement Platt, Paris, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, bare, facing r. Reverse: Altar with owl, spear across altar, with helmet to r. and shield to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHⱶTINVS P F HVC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SHPIENTIH PRINCIPI (To the Wisdom of the Prince). In Exergue: HS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 16

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

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
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Rome
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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