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Title: RIC VII Constantine 287,S
Keywords: Coins;Images
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: This coin dates from 307 to 337 CE. Coin is round with very visible details that appear raised. On the obverse is a burnt orange backdrop with dark brown colored detail. Small dots appear close together around the border of the coin. The inscription is all visible. The bust is centered facing right and appears to be wearing a laurel crown. The detailing in the hair appears as tight horizontal strokes, there is a line running from the bottom of the "C" in "CONSTAN" which begins at the collar of the robes and runs to the back middle of the bust's head. "TIANUS AVG" begins at the bust's forehead and runs to the bottom front of the figure's neck. On the reverse is a dark burnt orange backdrop with dark brown inscription and figures. The coin depicts a arch like gate with two rectangular columns and a rectangle lying across the top of the two of the columns with a small arch like opening in the middle that begins at the bottom of the gate in the center of the reverse of the coin. The gate looks like it is made of brick Two figures stand on either side of the top of the gate with an asterisk like star between the two figures. Underneath the middle of the gate appears the letter "A" and next to it a wreath symbol. Next to the wreath symbol is the letter "E." "PROVIDEN" runs from the base of the left side of the gate to waist height of the figure standing on the left side of the top of the gate. "TIAE AUGG" runs from the shoulder of the figure on the top right side of the gate to the right base if the gate. Each part of the inscription is written along the curve of the coin. Small dots close together create a border on the coin, enclosing the figures and inscriptions in the middle of the circle.
Description: This coin was acquired by the College on March 23, 2015 as part of a donation by Auben Gray Burkhart, a longtime friend of the College. The coin was digitized and added to DLynx by the Visual Resources Center during summer 2016. For additional information about this coin (including chemical analysis, condition information, measurements, additional provenance, and much more), please see the complete data set for the entire collection available here:
Appears in Collections:Auben Gray Burkhart Coin Collection

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