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Unique ID: ESS-FAF852

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Roman copper alloy coin: nummus of Constantine I. Reverse type SOL INVICTO COMITI. Dating c313-6AD, Reece period 15. Minted in London (probably). RIC VII p98 no 6 ff.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 313
Date to: AD 316

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 20.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd August 2008 - Monday 25th August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: rally find ref: 330/160

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate (and cuirassed?) bust, right
Obverse inscription: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing left, holding globe
Reverse inscription: SOL INVICTO COMITI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: S F // ?PLN

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p98 no 6 ff

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Water Newton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1294
Four figure Latitude: 52.532361
Four figure longitude: -0.350312
1:25K map: TL1294
1:10K map: TL19SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Nene Valley Metal Detecting Rally 2008
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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