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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3215
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Crispus; Constantine I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.88
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 621. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1923.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Crispus, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and sceptre in l.; [branch] S • in field, to l., to mid r. and top r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CHES (Our Lord Flavius Julius Crispus, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: PROVIDIN-TIHE CHESS (To the Foresight of the Caesars). In Exergue: SMN

Bibliography:  RIC VII 32

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMN in the exergue of the reverse and [branch] S • in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Nikomedia.

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Nikomedia
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