WAW-0CF9A2: Roman coin: 'minim' nummus of an uncertain emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-0CF9A2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman copper alloy 'minim' nummus of an uncertain emperor (c. AD 360 - 402). The 'minim' is formed by the cutting down of the larger nummus coin. Coin is extremely worn. 

Overall dimensions: 9.8mm in diameter, 1.7mm in thickness and 0.5g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 360
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 9.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th 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: Radiate or nummus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain (AD 260 - 402)
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Tamworth (District)
Parish or ward: Amington (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2205
Four figure Latitude: 52.64229979
Four figure longitude: -1.67630656
1:25K map: SK2205
1:10K map: SK20NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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