BERK-8F3662: Roman coin : nummus of Diocletian

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-8F3662

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy nummus of Diocletian, AD 305-307 (Reece Period 15). Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia and Quies facing each other. Mint of Trier mint. RIC VI, p. 208, no. 673a.

Dimensions: diameter 27.70mm; weight 6.96g.

Notes:

Found during the Weekend Wanderers King Alfred the Great Rally 26-28 Aug 2006

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder
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: Exactly AD 305
Date to: Exactly AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.96 g
Diameter: 27.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th August 2006

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - King Alfred the Great 06

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Paula Levick
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket no. Or 334

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: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust right in imperial mantle with olive branch & mappa
Obverse inscription: D N DIOCLETIANO BEATIS[SIMO] SEN AVG

Reverse description: Providentia & Quies standing facing each other
Reverse inscription: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM [QVIES] AVGG

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Reverse mint mark: S F//PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Letcombe Regis

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Sear, D.R. 1988 Roman Coins and their Values Seaby 304 3542

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A Nummus of Diocletian (305-307) Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG Reference: RIC VI Treveri 673a
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IARCW-63DAE2F308
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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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