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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3096
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  313-315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.12
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3270. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; Γ in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C FL VHL CONSTAN5INVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO HV-CVSTI CMH[ligatured] (To the Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: SMK

Bibliography:  RIC VII 1

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMK in the exergue of the reverse and Γ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos. The ligatured mark at the end of the reverse legend is arguably a value mark: Hendy 'Studies' 1985, 463.

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