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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R3300
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine II; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  337-340
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.59
Weight (g):  1.29
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3350. Ex P.D. Whitting Collection, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine, facing r. draped, diademed. Reverse: two soldiers, cuirassed, standing each with spear in their outer hand and a shield on their inner hand, between them one standard with a chi-ro.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONSTANTI HUS MIIX IIVC (Constantine Greatest Augustus). Reverse: CLOH IA EXER… (glory of the army). Mint mark: S...Z (mint of Alexandria?).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 13?

Notes:  Alexandria seems the most likely attribution, but since the mint mark is not fully visible we cannot be certain.

3 Related People

Constantine II
Roman
317
340
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Alexandria



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