PUBLIC-8FE674: Coin of Decentius or Magnetius

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-8FE674

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily copper-alloys Roman nummus. Likely Magnentius or Decentius dating to the period AD 350-353 (Reece period 18). SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES reverse type depicting Chi-Rho flanked by alpha and omega. Uncertain mint.

Dimension at widest point 25 mm. Weight 3.752 grams.

Notes:

This is a pre pas find from the early 1980s with good findspot data.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.752 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Nummus, uncertain ruler, c. 330-402
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Right bust, bare headed, draped.

Reverse description: The first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek, Chi-ro with alpha and omega
Reverse inscription: [SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES]

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: Aylesford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7258
Four figure Latitude: 51.29514966
Four figure longitude: 0.46559617
1:25K map: TQ7258
1:10K map: TQ75NW
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: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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