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ID number:  BIRBI-R3081
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:  336-337
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  1.20
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3267. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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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 one standard in between, holding reversed spears in outer hands and leaning on shields with inner hands.

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

Bibliography:  RIC VII 137 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the CONS[A] in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Constantinople. As opposed to the RIC type, this coin is a half-follis.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantine I
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