HESH-D08552: Roman Coin: Nummus

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Unique ID: HESH-D08552

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus probably of House of Constantine. Although badly worn / abraded the reverse of this coin is most likely to be Sol Invicto Comiti c. 307-318 AD

Reece Period 15: The Tetrarchy

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 318

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Diadem crowned cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Standing Figure - most probably Sol with arm outstretched
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO COMITI
Reverse mint mark: T/F//[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wellington

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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