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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3088
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:  330-335
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3279. 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 two standards in between, holding reversed spears in outer hands and leaning on shields with inner hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: GONSTHNTI-NVS NHX HVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLOR-IH HXEΠC-TTVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: SMNB

Bibliography:  RIC VII 188

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMNB in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Nikomedia.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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