DUR-22897A: DUR-22897A

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Unique ID: DUR-22897A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman, probable contemporary copy of a nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-361) dating to the period c.AD 355-361 (Reece Period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier advancing left spearing a fallen horseman. Mint unclear. The coin is unclear and is of quite good style, but the reverse appears slightly crude.

Thickness: 1.35 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 17.47 mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 355
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.35 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 17.47 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th May 2021 - Wednesday 19th May 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: R544

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [D N CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Soldier advancing left spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: [ ] // [ ]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sancton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9139
Four figure Latitude: 53.8392896
Four figure longitude: -0.61854165
1:25K map: SE9139
1:10K map: SE93NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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