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ID number:  BIRBI-R3078
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  328
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.26
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2862. Rev Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, seated l. but facing r. on cippus, holding branch in r. and palm in l., with trophy in front, to l., and captive, at feet, to l. spurned by Victory; B in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTI-NVS MΠU HVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CONSTANTINI-HNH ΠHFNE ([Fortress of] Constantiniana Daphne). In Exergue: CONS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 35

Notes:  According to RIC, the CONS in the exergue of the reverse and B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Constantinople.

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