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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3128
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  333-335
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.88
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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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: SMALA

Bibliography:  RIC VII 64

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

2 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Alexandria



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