SOM-C026E7: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius II

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Unique ID: SOM-C026E7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy contemporary copy (possibly) of a nummus of Constantius II, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (fallen horseman), mint of Lyon, c. 353-61. C.f. RIC vol. VIII, p. 191, no. 189.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 353
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020060

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 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust with pearl diadem
Obverse inscription: SN CONSTA[N]-TIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Soldier spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: FEL TEMP REPARATIO

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//?[G]SL[G]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 191, no. 189

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haversham Cum Little Linford

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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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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