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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3120
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:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.97
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3293. 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, draped, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l.; ᴗ B in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GONSTA-NTINVS AVC (Imperator Constantine Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors). In Exergue: SMΛL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 22

Notes:  According to RIC, the SM[A]L in the exergue of the reverse and ᴗ B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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