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ID number:  BIRBI-R3262
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine II; Constantine I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Fractional Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  321-337
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.40
Weight (g):  1.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1164. W. S. Lincoln, 1930.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine II, wearing rosette-diadem, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Two soldiers, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing each other with two standards between them, holding spear in outer hands and leaning on shield with inner hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTΠNTINVS IVN (Constantine the Younger). Reverse: CLOI-IΛ LXER-...TVG (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: SLG

Bibliography:  RIC VII 82 (Kyzikos)

Notes:  The SLG in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Lugdunum. This is an irregular issue which has not been published. Type given in references is from Kyzikos as it is the most similar type to coin, however, the mintmark indicates Lugdunum.

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