SUSS-899073: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SUSS-899073

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver washed nummus of Constantine I (306-337), VIRT EXERC reverse type (plan of Roman camp with Sol standing on the middle), minted at Thessalonica, AD 319, RIC VII, p. 507, no. 67


This type was only issued at Thessalonica and this coin is rarely found in Britain.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 319
Date to: Exactly AD 319

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
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 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Thessalonica
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust facing left, spear across right shoulder
Obverse inscription: (CONSTAN-TINVS AVG)

Reverse description: Plan of Roman camp with Sol standing on the middle
Reverse inscription: [VIRT] EXER[C]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRT EXERC
Reverse mint mark: -//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 507, no. 67

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
To be known as: Near Steyning

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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