BH-EDC543: Roman coin: AE 3 of The House of Constantine

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Unique ID: BH-EDC543

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A heavily corroded copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine (Crispus or Constantine II), dating to AD 323-4 (Reece Period 16), CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, wreath enclosing VOT X. Mint of London. RIC VII, p. 115, cf. nos. 291-2. Measures 19.7mm in diameter, 1.2m thick and weighs 1.98g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 323
Date to: AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.98 g
Diameter: 19.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 06/205 - 4

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.

Reverse description: Wreath around VOT X
Reverse inscription: [CAESAR]VM NOSTR[ORVM]

Fourth Century reverse type: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Reverse mint mark: - // [P]LO[N crescent]

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 115, cf. nos. 291-2

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: North Hertfordshire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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