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ID number:  BIRBI-R3274
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine II; Constantine I; Arelate
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Southeastern France, Arles
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  332-333
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.79
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3578. A. H. Baldwin, 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Constantine II, wearing laurel wreath, 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; [branch] in between standards.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTHNTI-NVS IVN N C (Constantine the Younger, Most Noble Caesar). Reverse: CLOR-IH EXERC-ITVS (To the Glory of the Army). In Exergue: SCONS-

Bibliography:  RIC VII 366

Notes:  According to RIC, the SCONS[T] in the exergue of the reverse and [branch] in the field of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Arelate.

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