BH-45E723: Roman coin: miliarensis of Constantius II

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Unique ID: BH-45E723

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver miliarensis of Constantius II as Augustus (AD 337-361); FELICITAS ROMANORVM reverse, minted at Sirmium, AD 351-355; RIC Vol. VIII, p. 385, no. 13.

The coin is slightly bent but otherwise in very good condition, with little wear or corrosion. It measures 23mm in diameter, 1.2mm thick and weighs 4.21g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Class: Miliarensis

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 351
Date to: Exactly AD 355

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 4.21 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th September 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/135 - 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Miliarensis
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Sirmium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor, diademed, and Caesar (probably Constantius Gallus), bare-headed, in military dress, standing facing, their heads turned towards one another, under an arch supported by two spiralled columns; in his right hand, each holds an inverted spear.
Reverse inscription: FELICITAS ROMANORVM

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//.SIRM.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII, p. 385, no. 13

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bletsoe

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 7 years ago

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