KENT-0C3857: Roman. Coin. Nummus AE4 of probably Constans. Obverse view.

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-0C3857

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, Roman, struck or hammered, copper alloy, nummi or AE4 of probably Constans (337-350AD). Obverse: Laureate bust with rosette diadem right. Inscription: (CONSTAN S P F AVG). Reverse: Unidentifiable. Inscription: Illegible. Reece period 17. The coin is in poor condition, very worn and corroded with a third of the edge of the coin 'nibbled' and it has a brown and irregular surface. This coin is likely to date to 337-348AD. Ref. Coins of England and the UK, Spink 2009, page 62-63 and Identifying Roman Coins, Richard Reece and Simon James, Seaby 1986 reprint 1994, page 29 no. 99. The coin is 15.94mm long, 14.24mm wide, 1.60mm thick, diameter 15.94mm and weighs 1.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 337
Date to: Circa AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.94 mm
Width: 14.24 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 15.94 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 29th August 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FHP287

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: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Laureate bust with rosette diadem right
Obverse inscription: (CONSTAN S P F AVG)

Reverse description: Unidentifiable
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
To be known as: SEVENOAKS

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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