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ID number:  BIRBI-R3352
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantius II; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  352-355
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.18
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1356. A. H. Baldwin, 25th of February 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, helmeted, with shield in l. hand and spear in r. hand. Reverse:inscription within laurel wreath held by enthroned Roma and Constantinopolis.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL IVL CONSTIIN TIVS PERP ΛVC (Flavius Julius Constantius eternal Augustus). Reverse: VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX (prayers for 20 years of rule, more for the 30th anniversary). Peripheral: GLORIA REI PVBLICAE (glory of the Republic). Mint mark: RZ (mint of Rome)

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 227

3 Related People

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Constantius II
Roman
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Whitting, Philip David
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