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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3085
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.45
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3277. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection in exchange, 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, draped, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; [branch] and S in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CONSTH-NTINVS HVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVHTORI HVGG (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: SMN

Bibliography:  RIC VII 23

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMN in the exergue of the reverse and [branch] S in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Nikomedia.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
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