HESH-7C8A77: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius Gallus 351-354 AD.

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Unique ID: HESH-7C8A77

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-61), dating to AD 347-8 (Reece Period 17), VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath. Unclear Mint, but from Heraclea or a mint to the east of Heraclea. RIC VIII, p. 433 for type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 347
Date to: AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1840

Personal details

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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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTAN - [TIVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Wreath with VOT XX MVLT XXX over four lines
Reverse inscription: VOT XX MVLT XXX

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: SM[ .. ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leominster

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
Discovery circumstances: Discovered by agricultural workers (Irish Potato pickers)
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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