BUC-6F1253: Copper alloy nummus of Constans

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-6F1253

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Copper-Alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to c. AD 321-323 (Reece Period 16). BEATA TRANQVILLITAS reverse type depicting Globe set on altar inscribed VOT IS XX in three lines, above, three stars. Prototype from mint of Trier / Lyon.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 321
Date to: Circa AD 323

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.13 mm
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 16.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Bust, laureate, left, wearing trabea, eagle tipped sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-[TINV]S AVG

Reverse description: Globe set on altar inscribed VOT IS XX in three lines, above, three stars
Reverse inscription: BE[ATA TRAN]-QVILLITAS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: C R//PTR
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Retained by finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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

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