BH-884E35: Roman coin: AE 3 of Crispus

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Unique ID: BH-884E35

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly encrusted, but otherwise good copper-alloy AE 3 of Crispus. Measures 19.1mm in diameter, 1.8mm thick and weighs 3.19g.

Class: AE 3

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 322
Date to: AD 323

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.19 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th October 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 06/271 - 34

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust left.
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS NOBIL C

Reverse description: Altar inscribed VOTIS XX
Reverse inscription: [BEATA] TRA-NQLITAS

Reverse mint mark: PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mattingly, H. and Sydenham, E.A. 1936 Roman Imperial Coinage: Augustus to Vitellius London Spink and Son Ltd 112

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Audit data

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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