WMAS-592298: Roman Coin: A nummus of the House of Constantine (obverse and reverse views).

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COIN

Unique ID: WMAS-592298

Object type certainty: Certain
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A nummus of the House of Constantine, struck between 330AD - 331AD. Minted in Lyon (France).

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.13 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd November 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Sarah Housley
Identified by: Ms Sarah Housley
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Bland

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 2004-78/67

Materials and construction

Primary material:
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted (with plume) bust, facing left wearing imperial cloak.
Obverse inscription: VRBS ROMA

Reverse description: She-wolf standing left, suckling twins. Two stars above.
Reverse inscription: No inscription

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Weston under Penyard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6424
Four figure Latitude: 51.913359
Four figure longitude: -2.524779
1:25K map: SO6424
1:10K map: SO62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Hereford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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