IOW-E4BBD3: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine. Mint of ?Nicomedia

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Unique ID: IOW-E4BBD3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine; GLORIA EXERCITVS; two soldiers and two standards; Mint of ?Nicomedia, AD 330-335. RIC VII, p. 633, c.f. no. 188ff. Treasure case 2007 T225 (not Treasure).


This coin is certainly from an Eastern mint, the other possible source being Heraclea. Coins from the East are scarce as site-finds in Britain.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007 T225-17


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 330
Date to: AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.17 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2007 T225-17
Treasure case number: 2007 T225-17

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Mint or issue place: Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey)
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription:

Reverse description: Two soldiers and two standards
Reverse inscription: GLORIA EXERCITVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//SM(N?)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: West Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Saturday 29th September 2007
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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