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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3013
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:  330
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.90
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3702. Ex Lockett Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two soldiers, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing each other with two standards between them, holding reversed spears and leaning on shields.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTI-NVS HΛX HVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLOR-IH EXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: RFD

Bibliography:  RIC VII 327

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

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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