HESH-2B05B3: Roman coin: nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-2B05B3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Much corroded and worn copper alloy coin, probably a nummus of 4th century date. There is a faint outline of a central standard with slight indications of figures standing either side. This would date the coin (but tentaively) to House of Constantine. 335 - 341 AD. Reece Period 17.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 300
Date to: AD 360

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.15 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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: Probably
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Slight remains of a cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Lost

Reverse description: Possible central standard with indications of possible figure (at least to left)
Reverse inscription: Lost

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Radnor

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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