BH-786957: Roman coin: nummus of Crispus

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-786957

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-326), dating to AD 322-4 (Reece Period 16); BEAT TRANQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London. RIC Vol. VII, p. 113, no. 250. H Cloke and L Toone, Roman Mint of Constantius and Constantine (Spink 2015), p. 264, no. 9.06.017. Dated according to Cloke and Toone. The coin has an oval flan, a light green patina and little wear; it is, however, slightly corroded in places. It measures 19.6mm in diameter, 1.8mm thick and weighs 2.67g.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 320
Date to: AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.67 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th March 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/217 - 6

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forwards, shield on left arm.
Obverse inscription: CRISPV-[S NOB]IL C

Reverse description: Altar inscribed 'VOT/IS/XX'.
Reverse inscription: BEA(TA TRA - NQVLITA)S

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEAT TRANQLITAS
Reverse mint mark: (F B) // PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 113. no. 250

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Duxford

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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1 comment

  • Alfredo De La Fe wrote @ 03:13:18 on the 11th July 2012.

    This coin also appears to be RIC VII 250, not RIC VII 212.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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