NARC-50B292: A Roman copper alloy nummus, possibly of constans, dates to 335 - 337 A.D.

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-50B292

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus struck during the reign of Constans. dates to 335 - 337 A.D.

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: AD 335
Date to: AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.51 mm
Weight: 1.13 g
Diameter: 13.91 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Damion Churchill
Identified by: Mr Damion Churchill

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: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: The bust of Constans looking right, draped and wearing a laureate head dress.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Two soldiers holding one standard
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9878
Four figure Latitude: 52.391263
Four figure longitude: -0.561321
1:25K map: SP9878
1:10K map: SP97NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Reece, R. and James, S. 1986 Identifying Roman Coins Seaby 28 - 29 fig 98 & 99

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Audit data

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

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