HAMP-4E70F4: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: HAMP-4E70F4

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A 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I, 'PRINCIPIA JUVENTUTIS', London mint (307-318 AD; Reece period 15)


This record was made at a rally and may thus fall below our usual standards of recording; a weight was not measured due to windy conditions.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 307
Date to: AD 318

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.4 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2009

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Twyford (01/02/09)

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Miss Kath Creed

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 9

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 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: [CONS]TANTI[NVS...]

Reverse description: Emperor standing right holding spear and globe
Reverse inscription: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: PLN

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Twyford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4826
Four figure Latitude: 51.031367
Four figure longitude: -1.316873
1:25K map: SU4826
1:10K map: SU42NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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