HESH-058164: Roman Coin: Nummus of House of Constantine

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Unique ID: HESH-058164

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Theodora, Mint unclear c. 337 AD

Note - the image of the reverse is upside down.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 13.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Theodora
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [FLMAX THEODORAE AVG]

Reverse description: Pietas standing holding infant
Reverse inscription: [PIETAS ROMANA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PIETAS ROMANA [Theodora]
Reverse mint mark: -//[ ]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

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: Hereford

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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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