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ID number:  BIRBI-R3154
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Fausta; Constantine I; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  324-325
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.92
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 1528. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Fausta, bare, mantled with necklace, facing r. Reverse: Spes, draped and veiled, standing frontally with head facing l., holding two children in her arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CLAV MAX FAVSTA AVC (Flavia Maximiana Fausta Augusta). Reverse: SPES REI-PVBLICAE (The Hope of the Republic). In Exergue: Q*AR•

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 285

Notes:  According to RIC, the Q*AR• in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Arelate.

4 Related People

Constantine I
Roman
272
337
Arelate
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
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Fausta
Roman
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