BH-C156D3: Roman coin: nummus of Crispus

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-C156D3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy Nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26), dating to AD 320-1 (Reece Period 16), BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London. RIC VII, p. 111, no. 230. H Cloke and L Toone, The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine I (Spink 2015), p. 260, no. 9.03.015. Dated according to Cloke and Toone.

The coin is worn in places. It measures 18.3mm in diameter, 1.1mm thick and weighs 1.79g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th July 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/115 - 23

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: Helmeted, cuirassed bust left.
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS-NOBIL C

Reverse description: Globe on altar inscribed 'VOT/IS/XX'.
Reverse inscription: BEAT[A TRAN]QVILLI[TAS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: - //PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII, p. 111, no. 230

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Hitchin

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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