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ID number:  BIRBI-R3423
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constans I; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  348-350
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  6.16
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 908. Bequeathed by H. B. Earle Fox, 1926.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, with standard bearing the Chi-Ro in l. hand and radiant phoenix over globe in r. hand, over boat, behind him a Victory rowing.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N CONSTΠ NS P F IIVC (our lord Constans pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: PEL TEM P REPΛRΛTIO (re-establishment of the prosperous times). Mint mark: RO (mint of Roma).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 110 var.

Notes:  Reverse inscription unexpectedly divides TEM-P, control mark isn't recorded in RIC for this type

3 Related People

Constans I
Roman

350
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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