SUSS-FB5AD2: Roman coin : Pierced nummus of House of Constantine

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Unique ID: SUSS-FB5AD2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, Constantine I, MARTI CONSERVATORI, ?Trier, AD 316. The coin is pierced. c.f. RIC 108 Reece, p26-7.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 316

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
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)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust right.
Obverse inscription: [IM]P CONSTAN[-----]

Reverse description: Mars in military dress with spear and shield.
Reverse inscription: MARTI CONSERVATORI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: A[?TR] The T is not at all clear

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 173, no. 108

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
To be known as: Amberley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Reece, R. and James, S. 1986 Identifying Roman Coins Seaby 26-7

Similar objects

Find number: YORYM-D19C02
Object type: COIN
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Copper alloy nummus of Constantine I, MARTI CONSERVATORI, Trier, AD 316. RIC, VII, p173, 109-111.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: IARCW-63DAF6EC2
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A Nummus of Constantine I (316-316) Reverse: MARTI CONSERVATORI Reference: RIC VII Trier 113
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IARCW-63DAF83FD
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A Nummus of Constantine I (316-316) Reverse: MARTI CONSERVATORI Reference: RIC VII Trier 117
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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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