IOW-E37201: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-E37201

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine; Wolf and twins; Mint unclear, but possibly Rome, 330-5; Reece period 17.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th August 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2010-6-61

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]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: [VRBS ROMA]

Reverse description: Wolf and Twins

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//R??[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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