SWYOR-FBC5E7: Roman coin; nummus of Theodora

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A Roman copper alloy coin; a nummus probably of Theodora, Step-mother of Constantine (324-341 AD). PIETAS ROMANA (Pietas standing left, suckling child) reverse type dating to 337-350 AD.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 337
Date to: Circa AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Doncaster enquiry 939

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: Theodora
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Left facing bust
Obverse inscription: FLMAX[THEODORAE]AVG

Reverse description: Pietas standing left, suckling child
Reverse inscription: [PIETA]S ROM[ANA]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: PIETAS ROMANA [Theodora]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Owersby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0594
Four figure Latitude: 53.432338
Four figure longitude: -0.421036
1:25K map: TF0594
1:10K map: TF09SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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