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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3263
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine II; Constantine I; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  321
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.73
Axis (degrees):  225.00
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine II, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Crossed globe with three stars, on altar, inscribed VO-TIS XX in three lines; C R in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTINVS IVN N C (Constantine the Younger, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: BEΠTH TRΛNQVILLITAS (Blessed Peace). In Exergue: PLG

Bibliography:  RIC VII 148

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLG in the exergue of the reverse and C R in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Lugdunum.

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