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ID number:  BIRBI-R3233
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine II; Constantine I; Londinium
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.92
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4101. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection, 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine II , wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, naked but cloaked and radiate, standing facing l., raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; S P in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTΛNTINVS IVN N C (Constantine the Younger, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI (To the Invincible Sol, Minister [to the Caesar]). In Exergue: PLN

Bibliography:  RIC VII 118

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLN in the exergue of the reverse and S P in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Londinium.

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