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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3043
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Siscia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Croatia, Sisak
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  318-319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.79
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3352. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing high-crested helmet, cuirassed, holding spear over r. shoulder, facing l. Reverse: Two Victories, winged and draped, standing facing each other, holding shield between them, inscribed VOT [PR], above an altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNT-INVS HVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIHE LHETHE DAINC DEAP (Joyous Victory to the Perpetual Prince). In Exergue: BSIS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 55

Notes:  According to RIC, the BSIS in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Siscia.

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