Unique ID: NARC-B82DC7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily corroded copper alloy late Roman nummus. The coin is covered in green corrosion product, and as such no detail is discernible. Nonetheless, its size and material date it to the 4th century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 300
Date to: AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd March 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain - 4th century [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse mintmark: Illegible

A resized image of Roman coin: copper alloy

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: South Northamptonshire
Parish: Rothersthorpe

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7156
Four figure Latitude: 52.19767149 Four figure longitude: -0.96262933
1:25K map: SP7156
1:10K map: SP75NW
WOEID: 26349829
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Tuesday 10th April 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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