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ID number:  BIRBI-R3113
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  313-314
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.06
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4091. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection by Exchange, 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked and wearing modius, standing facing l., holding head of Serapis, wearing modius, in r. and cornucopia in l.; N [branch] and [laurel wreath] B in field, to mid-l., bottom l., bottom r. and mid-r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL VAL̅ER GONSTANTINVS P F AVC (Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GENIO POP-V-L-I ROMANI (To the Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: ALE•

Bibliography:  RIC VII 4

Notes:  Silvered. According to RIC, the ALE• in the exergue of the reverse and N [branch] [laurel wreath] B are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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