YORYM-A36AC5: Roman coin : Nummus of Magnentius

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Unique ID: YORYM-A36AC5

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Copper alloy nummus of Magnentius (contemporary copy), VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Amiens, AD 351-3. RIC, VIII, p122, c.f. no.7.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 351
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Ambianum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bare-headed, cuirass bust right (A behind head)
Obverse inscription: [DN MAGNEN]TIVS [SF AVG]

Reverse description: Two Victories with shield inscribed VOT//V//MVLT
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//AMB branch
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p122, c.f. no.7

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Near Pocklington

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

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