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ID number:  BIRBI-R3130
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine I; Londinium
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.08
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3187. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine, wearing laureated helmet, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two Victories, winged and draped, standing facing each other, holding shield between them, inscribed VOT PR in two lines, above a column.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IIID CONST/\N-TIN\/J̄ Mᴧ... (Imperator Constantine, Greatest Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI/\L L/\LT/\I DRINC DLRD (Joyous Victory to the Perpetual Prince.). In Exergue: PLN

Bibliography:  RIC VII 154

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLN in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Londinium. Haines believes that this was a non-imperial coin, but it is unclear why.

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