HESH-BA43B1: Roman Coin: Bronze nummus of the Emperor Constantine Mint: London, Period I (324-326)

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-BA43B1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of the emperor Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to AD 324-5 (Reece Period 16), PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp-gate with two turrets and star above. Mint: London. RIC VII, p. 116, no. 293.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 324
Date to: Exactly AD 325

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.33 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
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: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN - [TIN]VS AVG

Reverse description: Camp-gate with two turrets; above, star
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN - TIAE AV[GG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
Reverse mint mark: -//PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : 2
  • RIC : VII p. 116, no. 293

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Oswestry

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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