WILT-369E64: Roman coin : Licinius I

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-369E64

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman base silver nummus or debased silver argenteus of Licinius I (308-24), 17mm in diameter and weighing 2.42g. It has slight wear and a few corrosion spots.

Mint: Trier, AD 313

Obverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG; laureate, draped and cuirassed left, holding mappa in right hand and sceptre across left shoulder.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG; Eagle standing right, carrying emperor who holds thunderbolt and sceptre.

Mintmark: -//STR

Reference: RIC VII, p. 182, no. 211

Notes:

RIC only records the first officina (P) for this issue; however, a coin from the second Officina (S) has been acquired by the British Museum since the publication of RIC (PCR 1235). These coins appear to have been issued as silver pieces, although they were heavily debased.

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.42 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Argenteus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Licinius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding mappa in right hand and sceptre across left shoulder.
Obverse inscription: IMP LICINIVS AVG

Reverse description: Eagle standing right, carrying emperor who holds thunderbolt and sceptre.
Reverse inscription: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG

Fourth Century reverse type: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Reverse mint mark: -//STR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ogbourne St. Andrew (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1673
Four figure Latitude: 51.45575663
Four figure longitude: -1.77111474
1:25K map: SU1673
1:10K map: SU17SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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