WAW-727619: Roman coin: nummus of Diocletian

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Unique ID: WAW-727619

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An incomplete copper alloy nummus of Diocletian dating to AD 294-307 (Reece period 15). Reverse type depicting Genius standing left with corn measure on his head holding a cornucopia. Mint unclear. Coin is well worn and has been clipped. 

Overall dimensions: 23.18mm in length, 21.88mm in width, 2.45mm in thickness and 3.73g in weight. 

Evidence of reuse: Clipped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 294
Date to: Exactly AD 307
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.18 mm
Width: 21.88 mm
Thickness: 2.45 mm
Weight: 3.73 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right.
Obverse inscription: [...]DIOC[L]ETIANVS P[...]

Reverse description: Genius standing left with corn measure on his head holding a cornucopia.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: Removed via clipping.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Berkswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2578
Four figure Latitude: 52.39944829
Four figure longitude: -1.63399311
1:25K map: SP2578
1:10K map: SP27NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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