OXON-BB2EC5: Roman coin: nummus from the house of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-BB2EC5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus from the house of Constantine dating to c. AD 330-335 (Reece Period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS reverse type depicting a Victory on the prow of a boat with sceptre and shield. Probably mint of Trier.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 15.4 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: House of Constantine
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Helmeted bust facing left with robe and holding staff

Reverse description: Victory on the prow of a boat with sceptre and shield
Reverse inscription: CONSTAN[TINOPOLIS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: //[T]RS
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

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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