CAM-7A36D7: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-7A36D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Nummus of Constantine I, struck to commemorate his father, Constantius I: DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO / MEMORIA FELIX, Mint of Trier, 307-8. RIC VI, p. 218, no. 789

Notes:

Although this particular coin was struck in some numbers, it is the only variety for the issue. Therefore it is scarce and it is the first example that Finds Adviser has seen from a site in Britain. Constantius I died at York in 306.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: AD 308

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.08 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and veiled bust right
Obverse inscription: DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO

Reverse description: Eagles flanking lit altar
Reverse inscription: MEMORIA FELIX

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: PTR

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 218, no. 789

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Cambridge

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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

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