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ID number:  BIRBI-R3072
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  327
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.50
Weight (g):  1.56
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1049. W. S. Lincoln, 1928.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Inscription across field; labarum, with three medallions on drapery in middle and topped by Chi-Rho, piercing serpent; Δ in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COUSVΛNW-TINVS ΠVC (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: SPES PVELIC (To the Hope of the Public). In Exergue: CONS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 19 var

Notes:  According to RIC, the CONS in the exergue of the reverse and [A] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Constantinople. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin is a half follis and misses MAX out of the obverse inscription.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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