WMAS-952CF6: Roman Coin: A nummus of the House of Constantine (obverse and reverse views).

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COIN

Unique ID: WMAS-952CF6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 326 (Reece period 16). CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG reverse type depicting the legend over three lines. Mint of Trier. As RIC VII, p. 209, no. 485.

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 326
Date to: Circa AD 326

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.44 g
Diameter: 1.54 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 - 78/48

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: Anepigraphic

Reverse description: Inscription in three lines with wreath above.
Reverse inscription: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: CONSTAN / TINVS / AVG in three lines
Reverse mint mark: Wreath//STR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 209, no. 485

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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Audit data

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

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