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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2980
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  314
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.43
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 4022. Presented by Mr. P. C. B. Wallis, 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; R and F, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNTINIIS P F HIIC (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [of the Emperor]). In Exergue: R*Q

Bibliography:  RIC VII 19

Notes:  According to RIC, the R*Q in the exergue of the reverse and R F in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Rome.

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