IOW-4D4CA6: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: IOW-4D4CA6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (306-37); (BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, apparently without legend break); Alter [inscribed VOTIS XX], [surmounted by a globe]; possibly no stars above. RIC VII, p. 313, c.f. no. 126


This coin is possibly double-struck. Coins without a reverse legend break are occasionally found.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.13 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th January 2008

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: IOW2008-1-30

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Alter [inscribed VOTIS XX], [surmounted by a globe]; possibly no stars above
Reverse inscription: (BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, apparently without legend break)

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 313, c.f. no. 126

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: Isle of 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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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