IOW-8E2411: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine I

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-8E2411

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (307-337); SOLI INVICTO COMITI; Sol standing left, hdg globe; probably Mint of Lyon, 314-5. RIC VII, p. 123, c.f. 15-17.

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 314
Date to: AD 315

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th December 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: IOW2009-1-13

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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust (type unclear) right
Obverse inscription: (IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Sol standing left, hdg globe
Reverse inscription: SOLI INVICTO COMITI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: T F//P(LG?)

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 123, c.f. 15-17

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

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Audit data

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

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