SOM-CF5E82: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SOM-CF5E82

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I (306-337), MARTI CONSERV (Mars, helmeted with reversed spear and shield) reverse type, minted at Trier, 310-311 AD , RIC vol VI, p. 227, no. 896.

Notes:

MARTI CONSERV half

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.92 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 020854

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 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars, helmeted and nude, stood facing right with reversed spear in right hand and shield in left. Possible chlamys on left shoulder
Reverse inscription: MARTI-CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: - -//PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI Trier 897

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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