BH-54CBC4: Roman coin: Nummus (AE 1 or 2) of Maximian I

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Unique ID: BH-54CBC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of Maximian I, dating to c. AD 300-303. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type. Prototype from mint of London. London mint. For prototype, cf. RIC VI, p. 124, no. 6b.

Measures 25.1 mm in diameter, 2.4 mm thick and weighs 7.3 g.

Class: Nummus (AE 1 or 2)

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 303

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 7.3 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th November 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 07/118 - 71

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: Maximian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C MAXIMIANVS [...]G

Reverse description: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: - -//-
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI pp. 124, no. 6b

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Shillington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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