HESH-0B6ED7: Roman Coin: Nummus

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Unique ID: HESH-0B6ED7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman Nummus of Constantine I, struck in Heraclea, between 320-330 (probably 320-325 AD).

Reverse Type: Wreath with VOT XXX over three lines within; the lower X is formed as a star (*)


Mint Mark //SMHA

Reece Period: 16

LRBC 866/867


This coin has been cleaned and waxed with a dull brownish brass colour / finish. From the surface of the coin it is unclear whether it has been in the ground recently

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 325

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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: Perinthus/Heraclea
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diadem crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINIVS AVG

Reverse description: Wreath with VOT XX X (the third X is possible a star)
Reverse inscription: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: D N CONSTANTINI AVG around VOT/XX
Reverse mint mark: // SMHA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lower Bullingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5238
Four figure Latitude: 52.03831203
Four figure longitude: -2.70118637
1:25K map: SO5238
1:10K map: SO53NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Built over

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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