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Unique ID: LVPL-926DC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus, a contemporary copy of a House of Constantine, Constantinopolis issue, dating to c.330-340 AD. Reverse type- Victory standing left on prow Finders ref- 13.


This comes from a group of 16 coins found in close proximity. They all apparently have typical British corrosion. Amongst the group are three unusual coins from the Eastern Mediterranean; a nummus of Constantius II or Constans from Constantinople, 348-51; a decanummium of Justinian I from Constantinople 542-9; an Islamic coin prob c.750-900.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.13 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: 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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow
Reverse inscription: -

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Marbury Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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