WAW-867509: Roman coin: nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-867509

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 318-324 (Reece period 16). BEATA TRAN[...] reverse type depicting altar inscribed VOTIS XX with globe on top. Mint uncertain. 

Overall dimensions: 17.36mm in diameter, 2.07mm in thickness and 2.46g in weight. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 318
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.07 mm
Weight: 2.46 g
Diameter: 17.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Altar inscribed VOTIS XX with globe on top.
Reverse inscription: BEATA TRAN[...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7754
Four figure Latitude: 52.18376378
Four figure longitude: -2.33781727
1:25K map: SO7754
1:10K map: SO75SE
Grid reference source: From 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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