SOMDOR-C7C247: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: SOMDOR-C7C247

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

Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantius II or Constans dating from the period 348-50 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting a phoenix on a rocky mound. Mint uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 348
Date to: Exactly AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.82 mm
Weight: 2.18 g
Diameter: 17.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II or Constans (337-350)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Bust right with diadem
Obverse inscription: DN [CO]NSTA[-----]

Reverse description: Phoenix on rocky mound
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP RE]PAR[ATIO]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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