OXON-BB1935: Roman coin: nummus of the Constantine II

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-BB1935

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of the Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317-37), dating to AD 337 (Reece Period 16).  GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking one standard holding spears in outer hands. Siscia Mint. RIC Vol VII (p. 460) no.262

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 337
Date to: Exactly AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th June 2021 - Tuesday 31st August 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2566

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: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

Reverse description: Two soldiers flanking one standard holding spears in outer hands
Reverse inscription: GLORIA EXERCITVS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: // ╬ÁSIS*
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 460, no.262

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Great Faringdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2894
Four figure Latitude: 51.64410719
Four figure longitude: -1.59674678
1:25K map: SU2894
1:10K map: SU29SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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