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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3095
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  335
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.51
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0031. Hall Sale, Nov 1950, Lot 2024; Spink, Oct 1917.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette diadem, facing r. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, seated facing r. on shield and cuirass, inscribing shield with VOT XXX supported by Genius to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: VICTORIH CONSTHNTINI HVC (To the Victory of Constantine Augustus). In Exergue: SMNC

Bibliography:  RIC VII 175

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

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine I
Roman
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337
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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