CAM-937257: Roman Coin : Copper alloy Nummus of Constantine I.

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Unique ID: CAM-937257

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy Nummus of Constantine I. Mint is Arles, AD325-326 (Reece period 16). Reverse legend reads PROVIDENTIAE AVG. Reverse shows Camp gate with 2 turrets. See RIC VII,p.265,no.286.

Obverse shows laureate head right. Obverse legend reads CONSTAN-TINVS AVGG. Reverse fields and exergue read: -//P/SA crescent RL. Condition is Fine, die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 2.44g, diameter is 18.58mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 306
Date to: Circa AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.44 g
Diameter: 18.58 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 15th March 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Len Eeles
Identified by: 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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.

Reverse description: Camp-gate with 2 turrets.
Reverse inscription: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p.265, no.286

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire.

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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