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ID number:  BIRBI-R3339
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantius II; Treveri
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Trier
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  353-355
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.14
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1107. A. H. Baldwin, April 1962, from a wartime sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, helmeted, with shield with Chi-Ro in l. hand and spear in r. hand. Reverse: inscription within laurel wreath held by enthroned Roma and Constantinopolis.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG (our lord Constantius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / XXX / MVLT / XXXX (prayers for 30 years of rule, more for the 40th anniversary). Peripheral: GLORIA REI PUBLICAE (glory of the Republic). Mint mark: TR [star] (mint of Treveri)

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 341

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