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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2985
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Maximian; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-318
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.23
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3519. Presented by G. Fallani, 58A Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maximian, wearing laureated veil and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, veiled and draped, seated facing l. in curule chair, raising r. hand and holding sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVO MHXIMIHNᴖ SER FORT IMP (Divine Maximianus, Most Powerful, Senior Augustus). Reverse: RLQVIPS OP-TIIIOR MCDIT (To the Retirement of the Best [of Emperors]). In Exergue: AS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 104

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

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