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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3127
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):  2.23
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3296. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantinopolis, wearing laureated helmet, in imperial cloak, holding spear over l. shoulder, facing l. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing l. on prow, holding sceptre in r. and leaning on shield in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS (Constantinopolis). Reverse: None. In Exergue: cΠΔLB

Bibliography:  RIC VII 64

Notes:  According to RIC, the [SMA]LB in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Alexandria.

3 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Alexandria



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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