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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3083
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:  327-328
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.66
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 4058. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection in exchange, 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, seated facing l. on shield, holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; Δ in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTI-NNS MHX HVᴗ (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLORIH RO-MANORVM (To the Glory of the Romans). In Exergue: CONS

Bibliography:  RIC VII 23

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

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