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ID number:  BIRBI-R3353
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:  357
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.15
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1136. A. H. Baldwin, August 1962, from a pre-1939 collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantius, facing l. in consular robes, diademed, with orb in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: enclosed inscription held by enthroned Roma and Constantinopolis.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: FL IVL CONSTAN TIVS PERP AVG (Flavius Julius Constantius eternal Augustus). Reverse: VOT / XXXV / MVLT / XXXX (prayers for 35 years of rule, more for the 40th anniversary). Peripheral: FELICITAS RO MMNORIIM (good fortune of the Romans). Mint mark: ASNQ [laurel branch] (mint of Rome)

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 298 var.

Notes:  Portrait appears to hold a globe instead of a mappa in r. hand

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