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ID number:  BIRBI-R3146
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Helena; Constantine I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  325-326
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.64
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3301. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (purchased at special price of 1/- each), 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Helena, wearing diadem, mantled with two-strand necklace, facing r. Reverse: Securitas, draped and veiled, standing facing l., holding branch in r. and raising robe with l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL HELENA AVCVSTA (Flavia Helena Augusta). Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICF (To the Security of the Republic). In Exergue: SMALA

Bibliography:  RIC VII 38

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

4 Related People

Helena
Roman
c.247
330
Alexandria



Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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