COIN

Unique ID: NARC-B72653

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine. VRBS ROMA reverse. Probable contemporary copy.

Notes:

Finders ref: 09/18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 1.95 g
Diameter: 16 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Cassidy - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Mark Curteis - [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]
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: House of Constantine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Treveri (Trier, Germany) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Roma helmeted left
Obverse inscription: VRBS ROMA
Reverse description: wold suckling twins
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Status: Contemporary copy

A resized image of nummus obverse

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: Daventry
Parish: Norton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6163
Four figure Latitude: 52.261791 Four figure longitude: -1.107656
1:25K map: SP6163
1:10K map: SP66SW
WOEID: 26353655
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: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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References cited

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Created: Thursday 22nd March 2012
Updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012

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