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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3125
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:  333-335
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.79
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 825. W. Gilbert, 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing rosette diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two soldiers, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing each other with two standards in between, holding spears in outer hands and leaning on shields.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTΛNTI-NVS MΔX ΔVC (Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: SMALB

Bibliography:  RIC VII 58

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMALB in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Alexandria.

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