BH-23D887: Roman coin: Ae 3 of Crispus as caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-23D887

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26), dating to AD 321-3 (Reece Period 16), BEAT TRANQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London, - // PLON. RIC VII, p. 114, no. 275; H. Cloke and L. Toone, The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine (Spink, 2015), p. 268, no. 9.05.025. Dated according to Cloke and Toone. The coin is in good condition, with little wear and a dark green patina. It measures 20.2mm diameter by 1.5mm thick and weighs 2.66g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 321
Date to: AD 323

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th December 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Richard Garner
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hertford 1570 - 7

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust left.
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS - NOBIL C

Reverse description: Globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX; three stars above.
Reverse inscription: BEATA TRA-NQLITAS

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEAT TRANQLITAS
Reverse mint mark: - // PLON

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 114, no. 275

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Great Yarmouth (District)
Parish or ward: Burgh Castle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG4705
Four figure Latitude: 52.58664103
Four figure longitude: 1.64488293
1:25K map: TG4705
1:10K map: TG40NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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