DENO-B218E3: Roman coin; nummus, probably of Helena; Pietas reverse

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-B218E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman coin; struck copper alloy nummus of Fausta, Pietas reverse, dating to 337-341. Much of the edge of this coin is missing. Obv. Bust of Fausta facing right, with distinctive hairstyle No inscription remaining Rev. Pietas facing, holding an infant [PIET]AS / RO[MANA] Mintmark not present Diameter 14.1mm, thickness 1.3mm, weight 0.94g Ref: Reece & James, pages 36 and 37, obverse 108 and reverse 104.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 337
Date to: AD 341

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1988 - Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anja Rohde
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E5911 (coin 20)

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Fausta
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Bust of Fausta facing right, with distinctive hairstyle
Obverse inscription: No inscription remaining

Reverse description: Pietas facing, holding an infant
Reverse inscription: [PIET]AS / RO[MANA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: Mintmark not present
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Cromwell area

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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