COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-869133

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

An extremely worn and corroded late 3rd-/early 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus possibly of Galerius as Caesar, 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI', uncertain mint (c. 293 - c. 305 AD; Reece issue period 15).

This coin has suffered significant circumferential losses and on the reverse has been marked/scratched several times.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Length: 24 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 4 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3255

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: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Galerius [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317] [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Bearded bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]MAX[...]NOB C
Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: Illegible
Status: Regular

A resized image of Roman coin: Nummus of Galerius as Caesar (possibly)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Hampshire
District: New Forest
Parish: Boldre

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ3198
Four figure Latitude: 50.780753 Four figure longitude: -1.561661
1:25K map: SZ3198
1:10K map: SZ38SW
WOEID: 26351780
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 20th March 2012
Updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2012

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