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ID number:  BIRBI-R2987
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Constantius I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-318
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.51
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 977. Presented by Mr C. C. Oman, 1928.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantius, 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 CONSTHNTIO PIO PRINCIP... (Divine Constantius, Pius Prince). Reverse: REQVIES O-P-TIMOR MERII (To the Retirement of the Best [of Emperors]). In Exergue: RP

Bibliography:  RIC VII 105

Notes:  According to RIC, the RP in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome.

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