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ID number:  BIRBI-R3205
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Crispus; Constantine I; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  323-324
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1724. W. S. Lincoln, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Crispus, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mars, naked but wearing helmet and boots, cloaked, standing facing l., leaning on shield with r. and holding reversed vertical spear in l.; G S in field to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CHISPVS NOB CAES (Crispus, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: PRINCIPIA IVI…b̄NTVTIS (To the Prince of Youth). In Exergue: QARL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 143

Notes:  According to RIC, the QARL in the exergue of the reverse and [C] S in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Arelate.

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