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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3008
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:  326
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.21
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 177. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Inscription and mintmark in four lines; laurel wreath above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: CONSTΛN-TINVS ΛVC SMhS (Constantine Augustus; mintmark).

Bibliography:  RIC VII 281

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMRS in the reverse and [laurel wreath] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Rome.

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