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ID number:  BIRBI-R3123
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:  327-328
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.01
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3353. 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: Camp gate with no door, two turrets; star above; [laurel wreath] and B in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVC (Constantine Augustus). Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVCC (To the Foresight of the Emperors). In Exergue: SMAL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 45

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMAL in the exergue of the reverse and [laurel wreath] B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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