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

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COIN

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).

Notes:

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

Chronology

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

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

References cited

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

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