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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3091
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):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.73
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3282. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Roma, wearing helmet, in imperial cloak, facing l. Reverse: She-wolf, standing facing l., suckling twins; two stars, above, with [triple dots] in between.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VRBS ROMH (The City of Rome). Reverse: None. In Exergue: SMNΓ

Bibliography:  RIC VII 195

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMNΓ in the exergue of the reverse and [triple dots] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Nikomedia.

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Constantine I
Roman
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337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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