COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E4BBD3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A complete copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine; GLORIA EXERCITVS; two soldiers and two standards; Mint of ?Nicomedia, AD 330-335. RIC VII, p. 633, c.f. no. 188ff. Treasure case 2007 T225 (not Treasure).

Notes:

This coin is certainly from an Eastern mint, the other possible source being Heraclea. Coins from the East are scarce as site-finds in Britain.

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007 T225-17

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 330
Date to: AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 2.17 g
Diameter: 17 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2007 T225-17
Treasure case number: 2007 T225-17

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription:
Reverse description: Two soldiers and two standards
Reverse inscription: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: -//SM(N?)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: West Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Regularly improved[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Saturday 29th September 2007
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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