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Unique ID: BH-45E723

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver miliarensis of Constantius II as Augustus (AD 337-361); FELICITAS ROMANORVM reverse, minted at Sirmium, AD 351-355; RIC Vol. VIII, p. 385, no. 13.

The coin is slightly bent but otherwise in very good condition, with little wear or corrosion. It measures 23mm in diameter, 1.2mm thick and weighs 4.21g.

Class: Miliarensis

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 351
Date to: Exactly AD 355

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 4.21 g
Diameter: 23 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/135 - 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [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: Miliarensis [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Reverse description: Emperor, diademed, and Caesar (probably Constantius Gallus), bare-headed, in military dress, standing facing, their heads turned towards one another, under an arch supported by two spiralled columns; in his right hand, each holds an inverted spear.
Reverse inscription: FELICITAS ROMANORVM
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: -//.SIRM.
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII, p. 385, no. 13
A resized image of Roman coin: miliarensis of Constantius II

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Bedford
District: Bedford
To be known as: Bletsoe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Updated: Wednesday 16th March 2011

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