WAW-7B70E8: Roman coin: nummus of Constantius Gallus (obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-7B70E8

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Roman coin: copper alloy nummus of Constantius Gallus (AD 351-4), dating to AD 353, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier advancing left spearing fallen horseman. Mint of Aimens. RIC VIII, p. 124, no. 47. This scarce coin was struck in the last months that the Mint at Amiens was operational. It was established by Magnentius in AD 350, but Constantius II closed it down at the end of AD 353.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 353
Date to: Exactly AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.03 g
Diameter: 22.76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007 - Thursday 22nd February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Ruler/issuer: Constantius Gallus
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Ambianum
Obverse description: Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTAN - VS NOB [CAES]

Reverse description: Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: FEL [TE]MP RE - PARATIO

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: AMB

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 124, no. 47

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Kempsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8649
Four figure Latitude: 52.139116
Four figure longitude: -2.205976
1:25K map: SO8649
1:10K map: SO84NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hill, P.V. 1960 Late Roman Bronze Coinage London Spink and Son Ltd No. 27

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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