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ID number:  BIRBI-R3235
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:  321
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 374. Presented by Earl Fox Bequest, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine II, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing l. Reverse: Globe on altar, inscribed VOT-I-S XX in three lines; three stars above and P Π in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTΛNT-ΛNVS IVN N C (Constantine the Younger, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: BLUTΔ THH-***-NQVILLITHS (Blessed Peace). In Exergue: PLON

Bibliography:  RIC VII 216 var.

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLON in the exergue of the reverse and P [A] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Londinium. As opposed to the type in RIC, the legend on the reverse of this coin is BEATA not BEAT.

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