HESH-71F803: Roman coin: Nummus of Helena

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Unique ID: HESH-71F803

Object type certainty: Certain
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Rally ID: 59

Roman coin: A complete struck / hammered copper alloy nummus of Helena (324 - 341 AD), minted in Trier between 324 and 330 AD. The reverse type is Securitus Reipublicae.

Obverse: Female head facing right
Obverse inscription: [ ]HELENA AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Hooded female figure, with laurel branch in left hand
Reverse inscription: SECVRITVS [ ]LICE
Mintmark: .STRE

Diameter: 18.7mm
Weight: 2.7 grams

Artefact was photographed.


Recorded in the field at DW Ludlow 2 Rally on Sunday 5th September 2010.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 324
Date to: Circa AD 330

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at Detecting Wales Rally - Ludlow 2 (05/09/10)

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DW Ludlow 2 / Rally ID: 59

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: Helena
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Female head, facing right
Obverse inscription: [ ]HELENA AVGVSTVS

Reverse description: Hooded female figure, with laurel branch
Reverse inscription: SECVRITVS [ ]ICE

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICE (Helena)
Reverse mint mark: //.STRE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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: Ludlow 2 rally

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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