WILT-74BEC1: Roman coin: Nummus of uncertain emperor

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Unique ID: WILT-74BEC1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremily worn and corroded, incomplete pierced copper-alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of Constans or Constantius II, dating to the period AD 348 to 350. FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse depicting Emperor and Victory in galley.


Part of a group of 27 Roman coins which Range from 240 AD - 378 AD including 22 Nummi, 3 Radiates, a Siliqua and an As. The coins have been pierced and the majority show evidence of an iron nail still visible within the perforation and vary in condition.

This coin is heavily corroded on the reverse, the perforation on the obverse has a ochre coloured corrosion product from the nail. At the break the corrosion is 6mm thick.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Evidence of reuse: Perforated coin with significant iron corrosion on reverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 294
Date to: Circa AD 337
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010 - Wednesday 20th January 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate? bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Emperor facing left on galley
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: RP?
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Tisbury CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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