CORN-6D9753: obverse of nummus of Constantius II

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-6D9753

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus (AE4) of Constantius II (AD 323-361), mint of Alexandria, c.AD 340

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.66 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st May 1998 - Tuesday 1st September 1998

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Mint or issue place: Alexandria, Egypt
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-TIVS AVG

Reverse description: Two helmeted soldiers facing, heads turned towards each other, each holds an inverted spear and rests on a shield, and between them is a standard
Reverse inscription: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS -/-//SMALA

Reverse mint mark: -/-//SMALA for Alexandria
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5739
Four figure Latitude: 50.201022
Four figure longitude: -5.406505
1:25K map: SW5739
1:10K map: SW59SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Cliff and related features

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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