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ID number:  BIRBI-R3121
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:  321-324
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.01
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3294. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l., with eagle holding wreath in beak at feet, to l.; IIΓ X in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTΛNTIHVS P P ΛVC (Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONc…-ERVATORI (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: SMALA

Bibliography:  RIC VII 27

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMALA in the exergue of the reverse and IIΓ X in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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