PUBLIC-FE95D6: PUBLIC-FE95D6 nummus copy House of Constantine

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-FE95D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine dating to c.AD 335-345 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting a She-wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Prototype mint of Lyons -//SL[G]. As RIC VII Lyons 242.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 335
Date to: Circa AD 345

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 28th September 2021

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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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: (Blundered) CONTSMN V

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins with two stars above

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//SL[G]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Near Sandwich

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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