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ID number:  BIRBI-R3050
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:  319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.30
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3346. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laureate helmet, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two Victories, winged and draped, standing facing each other, holding shield between them, inscribed VOT PR, above an altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTHNTIUVS P F AVG (Imperator Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIHE LHETHE YUINC PERD (Joyous Victory to the Perpetual Prince). In Exergue: •ESIS•

Bibliography:  RIC VII 59

Notes:  According to RIC, the •ESIS• in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Siscia. As opposed to the type in RIC, this coin is missing the first • in the exergue.

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