CAM-973BC7: Roman Coin: Nummus of an uncertain emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-973BC7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26), dating to AD 320-1 (Reece Period 16), BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London, (P A?) // PLON. RIC VII, p. 110 cf. no. 211. H. Cloke and L. Toone, The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine (Spink, 2015), p. 264, cf. no. 9.04.017. Dated according to Cloke and Toone.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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 left
Obverse inscription: [CRISPVS] - NOBIL C

Reverse description: Globe on altar inscribed (VOT/IS/XX); above three stars
Reverse inscription: (BEAT TRAN - QVILLITAS)

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: [P A?] // PLON

Coin references

  • RIC : p. 110 cf. no. 211

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Babraham (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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