BH-45A620: Roman coin: nummus of Crispus

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-45A620

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26), dating to AD 322-4 (Reece Period 16), BEAT TRANQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London, F B // PLON. RIC VII, p. 113, cf. no. 250. H. Cloke and L. Toone, The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine (Spink, 2015), p. 274, cf. no. 9.06.017. Dated according to Cloke and Toone. The coin is slightly worn, corroded and encrusted. It measures 20.3mm in diameter, 1.7mm thick and weighs 2.16g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 322
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.16 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/140 - 25

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: Laureate, cuirassed bust left, shield on left arm, forward-pointing spear (all quite obscured)
Obverse inscription: CRISPV-S NOBIL C

Reverse description: Globe an altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX; three stars above
Reverse inscription: [B]EAT TR[A - NQLIT]AS

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEAT TRANQLITAS
Reverse mint mark: [F] (B]) //PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 113, cf. no. 250

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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: 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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