BM-0443D7: Roman coin: solidus of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-0443D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Roman solidus of Constantius II (AD 323-361), dating to the period c.AD 347-348 (Reece period 18). VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG reverse type depicting Two Victories standing facing one another holding a wreath inscribed VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX. Mint of Trier. RIC VIII, p. 147, no. 132. This type is not recorded in Bland and Loriot (2010) amongst the 19 British finds of solidi noted by them for Constantius II.

Notes:

Coin recorded from information and images kindly supplied by the finder

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 347
Date to: Circa AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.47 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th March 2022

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTI-VS AVGVSTVS

Reverse description: Two Victories standing facing one another holding a wreath inscribed VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//TR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Stiffkey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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