SOM-FBFBD4: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-FBFBD4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus contemporary copy of a nummus of Constantius II, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (fallen horseman), c. 353-61. Copying RIC no. 89 (vol. VIII, p. 182). Cf. Boon no. 157 (plate 8).

Notes:

The dot at the end of the mintmark suggests that this coin was based on a Lyon prototype.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 1.22 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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, right
Obverse inscription: [DN CO]NSTAN-TIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Soldier spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: [F]EL TEMP R[EPARATIO]

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: //(?).
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 182, no. 89
  • Boon Counterfeit Coins : no. 157, plate 8

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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