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ID number:  BIRBI-R3082
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:  336-337
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  1.57
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2954. Rev Sydenham Collection Sale, A. H. Baldwin, 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Rome, wearing helmet, in imperial cloak, facing l. 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: VRBS ROMR (The City of Rome). Reverse: GLOR-IH VXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: CONSU

Bibliography:  RIC VII 143

Notes:  According to RIC, the CONS[Z] in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Constantinople.

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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