LANCUM-E31BB5: Roman coin: Nummus of Honorius

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Unique ID: LANCUM-E31BB5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Roman nummus of Honorius dating from c. AD408-423. Minted in Constantinople. LRBC II. 2233, AD408-23

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 408
Date to: Circa AD 423

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd January 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr David Shotter

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: Honorius (emperor)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: illegible
Obverse inscription: DN HONORIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: illegible
Reverse inscription: GLORIA ROMANORVM

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: CONSA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : II 2233

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Wyre (District)
To be known as: Garstang

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
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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1 comment

  • Terry Statham wrote @ 10:55:39 on the 25th March 2011.

    I'm very interested in 5TH Century finds in this area and would be interested to see an image of the coin when and if one becomes available.

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