PUBLIC-5C2B15: A Nummus of Maximian AD 307

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-5C2B15

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of the emperor Maximian I dating to c AD 307. Reece period 15. The reverse depicts Genius standing left holding a patera and cornucopiae and is inscribed GENIO POP ROM. Mintmark //PLN. Mint of London. RIC VI, p. 129, no. 85 or 90.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 13th April 2011

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr David Calow
Identified by: Mr David Calow
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE 11 56

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: Maximian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [D N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG]

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [GENIO POP ROM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Reverse mint mark: - -//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p129 84/86
  • RIC : VI 85 or 90

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

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 during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: 2 years ago

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