SUSS-899073: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

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
 

Notes:

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

Chronology

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

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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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Audit data

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

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