NARC-1D7D80: Roman coin: Nummus of Magnentius (obverse)

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
CC License:

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: NARC-1D7D80

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

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnentius dating to the mid 4th century AD


The mint at Amiens, where the coin was struck, was created during the revolt of Magnentius (AD 350-353), barely outlasting him.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 350
Date to: AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 20th September 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference 26

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: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Ambianum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Emperor bareheaded, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: D N MAGNEN [TIVS P F AVG] / A (in field)

Reverse description: Two Victories facing one another, holding between them wreath inscribed 'VOT / V / MVLT / X'
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: ..AM..

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6164
Four figure Latitude: 52.270781
Four figure longitude: -1.107476
1:25K map: SP6164
1:10K map: SP66SW
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

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: KENT-C33353
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Roman copper alloy nummus, probably a Salus DD NN Aug et Caes type struck during the Revolt of Magnentius (AD 350-353).
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP-510724
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A worn mid 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus of either Magnentius or Decentius, 'VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE', possibly Amiens mint (350-353 AD)
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HAMP-EA42B5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A mid 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus of Magnentius, 'SALUS D D N N AUG ET CAES', Amiens mint (350-353 AD; Reece issue period 18; proba…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.